Youth and Scout Maple Sugarin’ Days

March 9 and 10 @ 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30 each day

Youth and Scout Maple Sugarin’ Days

Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H groups, and youth organizations of all kinds are invited to a sweet adventure at Riveredge Nature Center! This 1.5-hour program is designed for young people to delve into the fascinating world of maple syrup production. Participants will witness the enchanting process from tapping maple trees to the final amber product during a naturalist-guided hiking tour of the Riveredge sugarbush.

Engage in hands-on activities such as identifying maples, tapping trees, and experiencing the magic of sap turning to syrup. Our knowledgeable guides will share the history and science behind maple sugaring, making this experience both educational and delicious. Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and tastes of this traditional practice, fostering a deeper appreciation for nature and its sweet bounty. Take part in a time-honored Riveredge tradition- a pancake & pickle, topped with maple syrup produced by the trees you’ve just visited. Don’t miss out on this sticky, sweet adventure that promises to leave everyone with a lasting, maple-flavored memory!

For scouts and youth ages 4+
A minimum of 1 chaperone per 10 youth is required. 3 chaperones maximum per group. If your group is larger than 25 youth, please register for more than 1 group. The maximum number of youth per session is 75 (3 groups of 25).

$50 per 5-10 youth| $75 per 11-15 youth
$100 per 16-20 youth, $125 per 21-25 youth

Pre-registration is required by March 2 at 11:59 pm. Use the links below to register for your choice of time slot.

Saturday 9:30-11am FULL   Saturday 11:30am-1pm
Saturday 1:30-3pm FULL   Sunday 9:30-11am
Sunday 11:30am-1pm   Sunday 1:30-3pm

March 9 @ 9:30 am 3:00 pm

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

OWBC: Field Trip to Port Pier

January 1 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Field Trip to Port Pier

Every bird is a new bird! The Cutright Bird Club is inviting members of all of the Ozaukee Washington Birding Coalition to participate in their annual, always fun, New Year’s Day Birding Field Trip in search of new birds for your 2024 list! We will end at noon with a celebratory lunch (sub sandwiches, chips, cookies, and beverages) in the Riveredge Nature Center barn.

Park and meet at the Port Washington Marina and Pier (address below).

Ages 12+ | Free to attend

Pre-registration is required by December 28 at 8:00 am. Contact Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com or 414-416-3272 to register.

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January 1 @ 7:30 am 1:30 pm

106 Lake St
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
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Family Boot Hockey

February 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family Boot Hockey

Get your friends and family together to spend the afternoon playing boot hockey on Riveredge’s Farm Pond. Boot hockey is a casual and fun way to get outside during the winter and have a friendly competition. Drop in for a game or stay the whole time! You don’t need to bring anything but a good pair of boots and warm layers. If pond conditions are not safe, we’ll play in an alternative location.

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

This program is free for everyone. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended.

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February 3 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Hook-ology: Knot The Best

February 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hook-ology: Knot The Best

The best place to start is understanding line and knots. Work with experienced anglers to become familiar with essential knots and when to use them. We will start with large rope, work our way towards line, and discuss the use of line types and oils.

For adults and kids and ages 9+

Member Adult (12+): 25 | Non-member Adult (12+): $30
Member Child (9-11): $20 | Non-member Child(9-11): $25

Pre-registration required by February 23 at 12:00 pm (noon)

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February 24 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Family Tapping

February 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Family Tapping

Help us prepare for the sugarin’ season by tapping the maple trees in Riveredge’s sugarbush. We need people to drill the holes, tap in the spiles and hang the buckets. When it’s maple sugarin’ time, spring can’t be far behind!

For ages 5+ (younger siblings welcome to tag along!)

Member Adult (12+): $5 | Non-member Adult (12+): $10
Member Child (5-11): $3 | Non-member Child (5-11): $5

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-register by February 23 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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February 24 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Welcome Hikes

February 10 @ 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Welcome Hikes

Are you a new member to Riveredge, interested in learning more about membership, or looking to meet other members? Take a free tour with a Riveredge membership representative and learn about Riveredge history, your membership, and some great places to go exploring. Hikes will be about a half hour and topics of discussion are guided by the questions in the group. All ages and abilities welcome!

Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended.

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February 10 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Welcome Hikes

January 13 @ 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Welcome Hikes

Are you a new member to Riveredge, interested in learning more about membership, or looking to meet other members? Take a free tour with a Riveredge membership representative and learn about Riveredge history, your membership, and some great places to go exploring. Hikes will be about a half hour and topics of discussion are guided by the questions in the group. All ages and abilities welcome!

Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


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January 13 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Trails Aglow: S’mores Night

February 23 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trails Aglow: S’mores Night

Enjoy your Friday night by luminary light! Take in the beauty and serenity of a crisp winter evening on a self-guided 1.5 mile illuminated trail – a great adventure for both grownups and children. Traverse our trails on skis, snowshoes (6+ inches of snow), or your own two feet. A warm fire and hot cocoa will be awaiting you when you return.

Theme: S’mores Night

Snowshoe rental is available ($10/hour for non-members and FREE for Members). Event may be altered/canceled due to weather conditions.

All ages welcome!

Member: FREE | Non-member: $7

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended.

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February 23 @ 4:30 pm 8:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Trails Aglow: Game Night

February 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trails Aglow: Game Night

Enjoy your Friday night by luminary light! Take in the beauty and serenity of a crisp winter evening on a self-guided 1.5 mile illuminated trail – a great adventure for both grownups and children. Traverse our trails on skis, snowshoes (6+ inches of snow), or your own two feet. A warm fire and hot cocoa will be awaiting you when you return.

Theme: Game Night

Snowshoe rental is available ($10/hour for non-members and FREE for Members). Event may be altered/canceled due to weather conditions.

All ages welcome!

Member: FREE | Non-member: $7

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended.

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February 16 @ 4:30 pm 8:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Trails Aglow: Stargazing Scavenger Hunt

February 9 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trails Aglow: Stargazing Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy your Friday night by luminary light! Take in the beauty and serenity of a crisp winter evening on a self-guided 1.5 mile illuminated trail – a great adventure for both grownups and children. Traverse our trails on skis, snowshoes (6+ inches of snow), or your own two feet. A warm fire and hot cocoa will be awaiting you when you return.

Embark on a journey of cosmic discovery with our Stargazing Scavenger Hunt! This unique experience blends the excitement of a traditional scavenger hunt with the magic of stargazing, creating a night filled with discovery and awe-inspiring celestial wonders. As you hike the luminary trail, use clues to identify specific celestial landmarks in the night sky. Stop at telescope stations along the way to get a closer look at the cosmos. Astronomy Guides will be on hand to provide assistance and share interesting facts about the astronomical wonders under observation. Binoculars encouraged! Headlamps, especially those with a red light, recommended!

If the sky is cloudy, astronomer Jim Hahn will provide an hour-long presentation called “The Sun’s Place in Space.” What occupies the space in our little corner of the Milky Way galaxy? How have we discovered and established distances to our neighbors? Join us as we explore the Sun’s neighborhood, covering concepts like light-time and stellar evolution along the way. Afterward, participants can experience our solar system with the “Journey Through the Cosmos: Planetary Walk.” This self-guided experience invites participants to explore the relative distances between planets in our celestial neighborhood through a scaled model walk, providing an engaging and educational adventure for all ages.

Snowshoe rental is available ($10/hour for non-members and FREE for Members). Event may be altered/canceled due to weather conditions.

All ages welcome!

Member: FREE | Non-member: $7

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended.

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February 9 @ 4:30 pm 8:00 pm

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

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