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Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center

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4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
(262)375-2715

April 2020

Nature Tots: Amazing Ants!

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Calling all Ants! Join us as we celebrate one of nature's mighty minis- Ants! Nature tots will create their own ant antennae and read an ant themed story before we head outdoors. We'll look for ant hills, place tasty foods for ants to eat along the trails, and play group game together. Space is limited, please register ahead of time. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7    

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Canceled | Adult Spring Egg Hunt & Hike

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has been canceled. It's Back - Riveredge's kid-ult spring egg hunt & hike! This Riveredge style egg hunt will challenge adults to venture out on the trails to search high and low for hidden eggs. Eggs will be stuffed with age appropriate goodies, including raffle tickets. Participants can drop their raffle tickets into a basket of their choice. Watch out for the rotten eggs!!! After the hunt, enjoy a spring campfire and yard games. Beer, Wine, and Cider…

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Children’s Library Storytime:The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join our Children's Library Volunteers for this month's story time. The Great Kapok Tree is a story that is perfect for Earth Day! A man has come to the Amazon Rain Forest to cut down a Kapok Tree for lumber. When he lies down to rest, the creatures of the forest whisper in his ear, each in their own fashion, begging to spare their home. Does the man change his mind and leave the beautiful tree to the animals? Join…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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It’s Spring! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will focus on baby animals and plant buds, while leaving lots of time for puddle stomping and mud painting! Nature sensory experiences for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access Member: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7     Playgroup Tips for Families Little…

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Member Welcome Hikes

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The trail in spring at Riveredge Nature Center.

Are you a new member to Riveredge, interested in learning more about membership, or looking to meet other members? Take a 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. Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Please register using the form below: Loading…

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Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Love gourmet mushrooms and want to learn how to grow your own? Join us at Riveredge's organic farm and learn about edible mushroom cultivation and help with every step of the process to inoculate hardwood logs with Shiitake mushroom spawn. Fee includes a shiitake log to take home with you. Riveredge Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35    

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Open Tree Climb

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 3, 2020

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our new Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth and adults, age 7 and above, with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is highly recommended. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly. There…

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Riveredge Photo Club

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Photo Club meetings are friendly and informal, with a brief discussion of upcoming activities, a short program, and the opportunity to share and discuss photos. All photographers are welcome, regardless of skill level. Photo Club is free to attend!

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Riveredge Kids Cooking Series: Earth Day Eats

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080

Celebrate our Earth in the Kitchen! Create tasty recipes under the guidance of Chef Terri. Junior chefs will employ some earth friendly cooking techniques, while whipping up snacks that are worth sharing. This sessions menu includes a tasty Compost Stew, handmade guacamole with homemade chips, seed bombs to grow your own greens, and a flower power dirt dessert with fruit! All Access Members: $15 | Trail Pass Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25    

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May 2020

Friday Bird Walks with Paul Boyer

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your Fridays with an early morning walk at Riveredge. Join veteran birder, Paul Boyer, to see (and hear) a wide variety of migrating spring birds. Walks take place rain or shine. Meet in front of the Visitor’s Center. $5 suggested donation.

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Business Partner Weekend

May 2
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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If your employer is a Business Partner of Riveredge Nature Center, come explore!

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Open Tree Climb

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our new Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth and adults, age 7 and above, with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is highly recommended. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly. There…

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Spring Adventures: Swamp Stomp!

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Bring your muck boots and sense of adventure as a Riveredge Naturalist leads you into the swamp and across the board walks. We'll explore this unique habitat together, hear the legend of the Swamp Beast, and learn about a few plants and animals that call a swamp home. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7      

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Business Partner Weekend

May 3
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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If your employer is a Business Partner of Riveredge Nature Center, come explore!

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Bird Club – Journey of a Thousand Lifers

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Bill Volkert, renowned author and naturalist, will be discussing his book Journey of a Thousand Lifers. Volkert is known for his decades of work with the Wisconsin DNR at Horicon Marsh. The presentation will follow Volkert and his wife Connie’s 55,000 mile, eight-month journey through multiple continents as they documented over 1,300 species of birds. Hike at 6:00pm, Bird Club meeting at 7:00pm. Bird Club is free to all.

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SCREEN FREE WEEK: Free Trail Access Day

May 6
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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We're trying to get everyone outdoors and exploring the trails at Riveredge! Go here to learn about the 10 miles of trails on 379 acres that comprise Riveredge Nature Center.

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Memory Cafe

May 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 7, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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In partnership with the Ozaukee County Aging Resource Disability Center (ARCC), Riveredge is offering a Memory Café. It meets at Riveredge on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun indoor and outdoor (weather dependent) activities are planned for the group each month. The Café offers the opportunity for people to be socially, physically and creatively active in a natural setting. The group provides additional sources…

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Friday Bird Walks with Paul Boyer

May 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your Fridays with an early morning walk at Riveredge. Join veteran birder, Paul Boyer, to see (and hear) a wide variety of migrating spring birds. Walks take place rain or shine. Meet in front of the Visitor’s Center. $5 suggested donation.

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STEM into Nature – School/HomeSchool

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Back for a third year! Join us as we feature cutting-edge leaders from organizations around Wisconsin that are using 21st-century technology to better steward and explore our environment. Hike Riveredge's 379-acre living outdoor labratory and meet leading experts in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and get hands-on with the drones, robots, underwater ROV’s, virtual reality and GIS tools that are changing the game for conservation. $10 per student    

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STEM into Nature – Community Night

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Back for a third year! Join us as we feature cutting-edge leaders from organizations around Wisconsin that are using 21st-century technology to better steward and explore our environment. Hike Riveredge's 380-acre living outdoor labratory and meet leading experts in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and get hands-on with the drones, robots, underwater ROV’s, virtual reality and GIS tools that are changing the game for conservation. All Access Members: $15/family | Trail Pass Members: $20/family | Non-Members: $30/family    

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Birdathon/Bandathon

May 9 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us at 6:00am in the main parking lot to be part of several teams that will attempt to cover all 379 acres to find every species we can. Or you can show up on your own for this all-day birding and banding event on Riveredge Nature Center property. If you want to help with the count, contact Carl Schwartz cschwartz3@wi.rr.com; if you want to help with the day’s banding, contact Al Sherkow al@sherkow.com. Donations welcomed.

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Mother’s Day Mini Retreat: Celebration of Mothers, Nature & Yoga

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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A moment to honor moms! This mini retreat offers a unique combination of forest-bathing, yoga and creativity. Join us to awaken senses, quiet busy minds, open hearts and celebrate mothers, nature and the renewal of springtime.  A light lunch & tea are included. Honor someone you love with an invitation (mothers, daughters, siblings, cousins, friends) while you relax, rejuvenate and bloom together!   Meet our Facilitators... Ann- Ann Otte grew up in Kohler and has lived in Milwaukee, Dallas and…

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Children’s Library Storytime: Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join our Children's Library Volunteers for this month's story time. Oliver has a favorite vegetable. In fact, it's the only vegetable he will eat! Will Oliver learn to enjoy other vegetables after working in the garden? After the story we will do gardening activities and have a snack. Families & groups welcome - donations appreciated!

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Wild Foods – Dandelion Treats!

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Open your eyes to the world of common edible plants! Join us for some sweet natural treats-Dandelion Donuts & hot drinks. Harvest, prep and cook dandelions with a Riveredge Naturalist and wild foods enthusiast. These weedy yellow flowers will be cooked into sweet donuts over a fire outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Treats will contain gluten, eggs, & sugar. All Access Members: $5| Trail Pass Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9    

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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False Rue Anemone

Stroll our trails with a special "mom"while enjoying carpets of woodland flowers. Learn about the natural history and importance of wildflowers in our lives from a Riveredge naturalist. Bring your mom and wear comfortable shoes. Register on our website. Member Moms attend FREE! All Access Members: $5 | Trail Pass Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9    

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LOVE FLOWS: World Fish Migration Day 2020 Film Screening

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Celebrate World Fish Migration Day with Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Riveredge Nature Center! Love Flows is a short film that "brings to life the challenges that voiceless rivers and fishes face against threats but more importantly, what we are doing to help improve the situation." Following the screening, learn about Riveredge's journey to bring a breeding population of Lake Sturgeon back to the Milwaukee River, and Milwaukee Riverkeeper's dam removal and fish passage work within the Milwaukee River Basin. Free to…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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It's Spring! Let's gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will focus on baby animals and plant buds, while leaving lots of time for puddle stomping and mud painting! Nature sensory experiences for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access Member: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7     Playgroup Tips for Families Little…

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Friday Bird Walks with Paul Boyer

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your Fridays with an early morning walk at Riveredge. Join veteran birder, Paul Boyer, to see (and hear) a wide variety of migrating spring birds. Walks take place rain or shine. Meet in front of the Visitor’s Center. $5 suggested donation.

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Adult Only Climb for Frothy Forage Attendees

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Are you ready to explore new heights before the Frothy Forage? This climb is designed with adults in mind with little or no climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is highly recommended. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly. $25 per person…

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Frothy Forage at Riveredge

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Go to our Frothy Forage website for complete details.

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Nature Tots: Frogs & Polliwogs

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Float. Swim. Hop! Nature tots will learn all about a frogs life cycle from egg to adult. We'll share a ribbitting story then head outdoors to explore around the pond. A Riveredge naturalist will share how to safely hold a frog and how to gently release them. We'll create a frog chorus and a bubble pond for some extra fun at the end! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7    

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Riveredge Photo Club

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Photo Club meetings are friendly and informal, with a brief discussion of upcoming activities, a short program, and the opportunity to share and discuss photos. All photographers are welcome, regardless of skill level. Photo Club is free to attend!

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Little Explorers Playgroup

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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It’s Spring! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will focus on baby animals and plant buds, while leaving lots of time for puddle stomping and mud painting! Nature sensory experiences for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access Member: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7     Playgroup Tips for Families Little…

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Wild Animal Finders: Salamanders

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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With their large eyes and slightly curved smile salamanders are one of our naturalists favorite spring amphibians to go searching for! Join us as we trek to ideal salamander habitat and search for these unique creatures. We'll learn all about how they survive in Wisconsin and the most common species found in southeast Wisconsin. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7    

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June 2020

Parent/Grandparent and Child Trek: Tree Climbing

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth ages 7 and above and adults with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed to  shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. This is for ages 7 and up and all climbers must be…

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Parent/Grandparent with Child Treks: River Rambling

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist and step into the Milwaukee River! We’ll explore this wonderful, watery, world and seek out the creatures that call the river home. Bring your favorite wading shoes (old sneakers work best), a towel and a change of clothes. Expect to get wet! For ages 5 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic after the program. Another session of this program takes place Monday, August…

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July 2020

Parent/Grandparent and Child Trek: Tree Climbing

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth ages 7 and above and adults with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed to shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. This is for ages 7 and up and all climbers must be…

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August 2020

Parent/Grandparent with Child Treks: River Rambling

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist and step into the Milwaukee River! We’ll explore this wonderful, watery, world and seek out the creatures that call the river home. Bring your favorite wading shoes (old sneakers work best), a towel and a change of clothes. Expect to get wet! For ages 5 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic after the program. Fee (per person): All Access Member $5 | Trail…

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