Things are going to get a little fishy in Milwaukee! Show us your sturgeon face for a chance to be the first ever ‘Sturgeon General’ at this year’s Sturgeon Fest on September 26th in downtown Milwaukee. The winner will be invited to release a ceremonial sturgeon at the opening ceremonies with other event dignitaries AND receive a free membership to Riveredge Nature Center for the chance to adventure, explore, and learn all-year round on 400 acres of restored wild Wisconsin.

What do you have to do to receive such fame and recognition? Just take a selfie, of course! Riveredge wants to see your best sturgeon selfie.  The process is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • Take a sturgeon selfie: find a sturgeon to pose with, show us your sturgeon face, or come up with something entirely your own!
  • Upload it to Instagram.
  • Tag @riveredgenaturecenter and add #ShowMeYourSturgeonFace.

Then all you need to do is kick back, follow @riveredgenaturecenter on Instagram, and wait for the winner to be announced there on September 22nd.  We’ll be picking the most creative selfie, so make it good!

(Note: if your account is private and you don’t follow us, we aren’t able to see your picture and unfortunately can’t count your entry!)

Riveredge will also be traveling around the community with props and even some live sturgeon to help kick your selfie-taking game to the next level.  Join us at:

  • Discovery World Fish and a Flick 8/26 5pm
  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum 9/11
  • Port Explorium  9/12
  • Colectivo Flushing Station TBD

And of course, we’ll see you at Sturgeon Fest on September 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM at Lakeshore State Park.  Help us release actual sturgeon into Lake Michigan in our effort to reintroduce sturgeon to the Milwaukee River, enjoy a plethora of fun activities for the whole family, and see a free presentation from Dr. Scott of PBS Kids’s Dinosaur Train! Get all the details here!

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