Treasures of OZ: Drop In Tours

August 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Treasures of OZ Drop in Tours

Learn about the Milwaukee River Watershed and the history of Riveredge Nature Center as you stroll along the forested trails of Riveredge. See Lake Sturgeon fingerlings in the streamside rearing facility and discover some other aquatic organisms that call the river their home. Spend as much or as little time as you have time to explore.

Park and meet in the West Parking Lot at Riveredge (address below).

Ages 5+. This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated! No pre-registration necessary.


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August 2 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

4301 County Road Y
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
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Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

August 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (belts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended.

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August 24 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

July 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (belts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended.

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July 20 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Growing Green Farm Tour: Riveredge Permaculture Farm

July 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green Farm Tours: Riveredge Permaculture Farm

Take a guided walk on Riveredge’s 4-acre permaculture farm! Learn about what happens on our veggie farm, ask the guild questions, and get inspired to apply some of the farm’s sustainable habits into your own gardening life.

All ages welcome! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Member Adult (12+): $10 | Non-member Adult (12+): $20

Member Child (2-11): $5 | Non-member Child(2-11): $10

Pre-registration required by July 16 at 11:55 pm

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    Member Adult (12+): $10
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    Member Child (under 12): $5
    Non-member Child (under 12): $10

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  • FREE Outdoor All-terrain Wheelchairs Available

    For kids and adults
    Through Access Ability Wisconsin

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Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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July 17 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

June 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (belts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended.

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June 22 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Screen Free Week: FREE Trail Access for ALL!

May 5 – 11

Screen Free Week: FREE Trail Access for ALL!

In partnership with Aurora Health, Froedtert Health, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, Grafton Parks and Rec, and West Bend Parks and Rec, we are planning the 5th Annual Screen Free Week scheduled May 5 -11, 2024. Screen Free Week encourages individuals to engage in physically and mentally stimulating activities beyond their screens.

Riveredge is participating by waiving trail fees for the week and sharing our other 8 other free programs already happening during the week. If you visit Riveredge during screen free week, be sure to leave your name and email on the sheet on the front door to be entered in a raffle for an “Everything is Connected” hoodie!

Learn more about Screen Free Week

May 5 May 11

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk

August 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk with Author Kelsey Gross

Celebrate the wonder of summer and storytelling with Kelsey Gross, author of Summer: A Solstice Story. The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

From 4-4:30pm, we will gather, mingle, and play. An Environmental Educator will lead a learning activity. At 4:45, Kelsey will read Summer. After the reading, there will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed. A self-guided story walk ends this program along a stroller accessible, prairie and edge habitat trail to soak in the wonder of summer! Join for all or part of this program.

Learn more about Summer: A Solstice Story and author Kelsey Gross below.

All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by July 31 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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About Summer: A Solstice Story

The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

About Kelsey Gross

I started writing poems and stories in first grade and dreamed of becoming an author. Many years and career paths later, I’m delighted to return to my original plan!

Picture books are powerful. The combination of illustrations and words create emotional experiences that help kids dream big, connect with their caregivers, wrestle with difficult questions, and learn to care for one another and our world. I’m honored to be part of these vitally important moments in children’s lives. One of my favorite things is talking with young readers. They continually inspire me to stay curious, laugh often, and see the world in new ways.

August 1 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Raptors of Wisconsin

August 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Raptors of Wisconsin

Come learn all about Wisconsin Birds of Prey! In this course, local raptor experts from Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station will share their unique knowledge about the identification, ecology, and behavior of Wisconsin’s iconic hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. You will also learn about their long-term ongoing raptor research and how it is accomplished using trapping and banding techniques. Please bring a lunch.

Ages 7+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Members*: $10 | Non-members: $15

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August 10 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Milwaukee River Kayak Tour in West Bend

August 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Milwaukee River Kayak Tour in West Bend

Enjoy a 4 mile paddle down the Milwaukee River in West Bend! This paddle begins with views of downtown West Bend as you navigate the fun, meandering river and ends with calm flatwater as you paddle through peaceful parks. If water levels are high enough, we’ll begin the trip with scenic views of downtown West Best. If not, we’ll put in south of Downtown and enjoy the more peaceful section of the trip! Recommended for beginners with some experience or those with a sense of adventure. We’ll provide kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and instruction. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, water, and enthusiasm. We will use single person kayaks.

Water levels on the Milwaukee River can be very unpredictable. We will be monitoring them closely ahead of the event. There is a possibility we may have to walk our boats through the river in some sections or change launching locations due to low water levels. Further information and meeting location will be provided by email ahead of the paddle.

Ages 10+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Members*: $45 | Non-members: $55

Pre-registration required by August 8 at 12:00 pm (noon).

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If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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August 8 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

1000 13th Ave
Grafton, WI 53024 United States
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Introduction to Kayaking for Adults

August 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Introduction to Kayaking for Adults

Learn how to kayak with Riveredge! This class is designed for adults (ages 18+) who have little or no kayaking experience. A Riveredge Adventure Educator will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking on calm water, including essential gear, paddling technique, and safety measures. We’ll provide kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. You provide a hat, sunscreen, water, and enthusiasm. Participants must know how to swim. We will use single person kayaks. Park pass is required and not included in the fee.

Meet at Leonard J. Yahr County Park in West Bend (address below).

Ages 18+

Members*: $30 | Non-members: $40

Pre-registration required by August 7 at 12:00 pm (noon).

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If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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August 8 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm

7999 Orchard Valley Rd
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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