Let Riveredge come to you!
We want everyone to experience environmental education! Let our educators meet you on your school grounds or at a local park to help your students explore nature and meet your teaching goals.
Hands-on activities and exploration
$5 a student
Aligned with NGSS standards
Scholarship assistance available
50+ years of leadership in EE
Insects & Their Kin
Discover the incredible diversity of invertebrates and explore how they survive. Collect and examine little creatures using sweep nets and bug boxes, and learn how they are responsible for healthy soil, healthy plants and healthy people.
Plants and Seeds: Five Senses Discovery
With their sense of sight, sounds, hearing, touch, and taste, your students will explore and learn all about plant life cycles and seeds.
Oh Deer, It's Cold Out Hare
Learn how deer and rabbits survive in winter by focusing on their adaptations. Through hands-on activities, discover the changes that take place in winter and search for animal signs in the outdoors.
Who comes out to play on a rainy day? Roll logs, dig in the soil and sift through vermicompost to uncover wiggling worms. Discover how many important jobs worms have in nature!
Natural things come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, odors, tastes, and sounds. Learn about the diversity of nature through a variety of engaging sensory experiences in the outdoors.
Adaptations and Food Chains
Unlock the secrets of how plants an animals adapta to survive in their habitats and explore the role that adaptations play in food chain interactions.
Communities and the plants that depend on them are both unique and interconnected. A variety of exploratory and sensory experiences allow students to follow their curiosity and get an up-close experience of two very different habitats.
The sweetness of spring, the miracle of photosynthesis and the magic of Maple Sugarin’ are presented in a fast-paced intro to the process of making maple syrup. Experience Wisconsin’s history with special emphasis placed on Native American traditions. Also, get a small sweet treat of maple syrup from Riveredge's sugarbush!
Water Cycle Adventure
Through hands-on activities, investigate the water cycle and discover how it travels through natural systems. Play an interactive game to create a unique water cycle story.
Secret Lives of Plants
Explore the strategies for plant survival and learn which ones we can depend on for our own uses. Even sample some snacks made from native plants as time allows!
Life in Winter
With a treasure map and a set of wintry clues, set off to discover the relationship between animals and their habitats. By examining animal tracks and other signs, develop the skills of observing and making inferences. By this frosty adventure's end, the puzzle of winter survival is complete.
Participate in an interactive game to demonstrate how energy moves through a food chain. Embark on a food web scavenger hunt and discover the importance of interconnectedness.
Prepare to take action against invasive species and protect the native species in your schoolyard! Discover what invasive plants are and how they can out-compete native plants. Are you ready to do your part to create a healthy ecosystem at your school?
Wisconsin's Glacial Landscape
Travel back in time 10,000 years to when the glaciers of Wisconsin retreated. Use scientific tools such as wind meters, soil probes and thermometers to explore the clues the glaciers left behind—incredible kettle, moraine, kame and esker landforms!
Interested in having outdoor educators help your students explore an environmental topic? Please contact Curriculum and Instruction Manager Kacey Tait, at firstname.lastname@example.org to customize your outreach experience!