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Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center

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

October 2020

Nature Play: Paints in the Prairie

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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We'll use inspiration from nature to create a take home masterpeice! Water color paints, nature's crayons, mud and more will come together to make a scene worth signing your name to. Join us for this creative family friendly program! All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00    

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Open Climb

October 3 @ 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.…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Hello Fall! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will taste the harvest’s bounty in the Children’s Organic Garden, hunt for patterns in nature, play camouflage hide and go seek, and venture into forests, fields, ponds and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members:…

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Wine Walk | with Mershon’s Cidery

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Take some advice from an apple during this early fall Wine Walk: be well rounded, savor variety, let your plans ripen, know when to let go, and take a bite out of life! This month we’ll welcome Mershon's Cidery from Stoughton, WI featuring their crisp ciders from Peach Escape to Snowed In Cinnamon.  Gather at the Riveredge Sugarbush House where a Riveredge Naturalist will greet you with a warm campfire and a glass of cider. Prepare to head out for…

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Canopy Yoga & Tree Climbing

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Build your resilience and challenge your mental and physical health by honoring a moment for yourself to practice yoga in the trees and on the ground at Riveredge Nature Center. Under the guidance of Sam Lammers, of SOYO Studio, participants will stretch through a tension releasing practice outdoors surrounded by fresh air and sunshine. To follow, join Riveredge Tree Climbing facilitators to practice aerial yoga in our favorite climbing trees. This program is designed to connect participants with the natural…

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Riveredge Day for Dogs

October 17
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Riveredge invites dogs and their families to a special access day to hike our trails and enjoy the beauty of our sanctuary. Show your pups a piece of pristine nature and learn why sanctuaries like Riveredge must balance pets with local wildlife and plants. It’s the one day of the year where dogs can become Riveredge Kids too! Canine Translation: Arf arf. Roof. Rar rar rarf. Rar arf arf. Rarf. Rarf. Rarf.                …

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Fall Adventures: Forest Forts!

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Learn the art of building fort style shelters with sticks, twine, leaves, and other natural materials that we can find in the forest! We'll gather outdoors and head to a special fort building area with in the Pines at Riveredge. With plenty of time to construct to work as a family and construct shelters, a Riveredge naturalist will be sure to provide tips along the way! We'll finish up by going on a "tour-de-shelters" to see what each family comes…

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Open Tree Climb

October 17 @ 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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Nature Tots: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Let's enjoy the autumn air as we learn about the seasonal color change of leaves on the trees in the forest. Join us for some songs and the story Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert before we head outdoors on a leaf hunt! We'll play a game to "meet the trees" and even create some leaf art. Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-4 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian. A Riveredge Naturalist…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Hello Fall! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will taste the harvest’s bounty in the Children’s Organic Garden, hunt for patterns in nature, play camouflage hide and go seek, and venture into forests, fields, ponds and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members:…

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Trails & Treats: Choose your own Adventure!

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for an evening of tricks and treats for kids on the trails of Riveredge! Choose your own adventure along a 1.5 mile loop, as activity stations and fun will be scattered about the land. Visit educators in costume and dive into hands on experiences handling worms and examine animal skulls up close. Enjoy a crackling campfire with family and friends and grab a treat bag to go on your way out for the evening. Cider and Cocoa available…

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Trails & Treats: Choose your own Adventure!

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for an evening of tricks and treats for kids on the trails of Riveredge! Choose your own adventure along a 1.5 mile loop, as activity stations and fun will be scattered about the land. Visit educators in costume and dive into hands on experiences handling worms and examine animal skulls up close. Enjoy a crackling campfire with family and friends and grab a treat bag to go on your way out for the evening. Cider and Cocoa available…

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November 2020

Forest Bathing Yoga

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Build your resilience and take control of your mental and physical health by honoring a moment for yourself to practice yoga and forest bathing meditation at Riveredge Nature Center. Under the guidance of Sam Lammers, of SOYO Studio, participants will stretch through a tension releasing practice outdoors surrounded by fresh air and sunshine. To follow, join Riveredge Naturalist Cassie on a forest bathing hike, designed to connect participants with the natural world and the inner self through simple meditations. Please…

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Fall Adventures: Geocaching for Beginners

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Looking for something to do with the whole family? Swing by Riveredge and begin the search for 10 hidden caches throughout the property. An introduction to this world-wide recreational activity will be provided before sending you off on your search. Handheld GPS units will be provided. Space is limited. Naturalist will be on hand to get you started- the rest of the journey is up to you! All ages welcome! All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 |…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Hello Fall! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will taste the harvest’s bounty in the Children’s Organic Garden, hunt for patterns in nature, play camouflage hide and go seek, and venture into forests, fields, ponds and more. Nature sensory bins for babies and exploration tools for older children will be available. Indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members:…

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STEM into Nature

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Scientists who study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are exploring new ways of learning about the environment through the aid of technology. Drones, robots, underwater ROV's, virtual reality and GIS are just a few of the tools that have enabled the conservation field to elevate to new heights. We invite you to get hands-on with a sampling of these tools and the people behind them while you travel through Riveredge's 379-acre outdoor laboratory. Join groups from all around southeastern…

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Nature Tots: Gone Batty!

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Nature Tots is going Batty! Learn about these small mammals by using your senses and playing some hide and seek games with a Riveredge Naturalist. We'll learn about echolocation and what it means to be nocturnal. Together we'll create a bat craft and enjoy the story of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.  Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-4 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian. A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development,…

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Merry & Bright: Adult Crafternoon

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Make your Holiday Merry & Bright with your own two hands! Skip the crowds and join us for a day of creativity and merriment! Adults are invited to cozy up and settle into an afternoon of holiday gift making with a DIY touch. Enjoy a mug of hot cocoa and light refreshments during your crafting extravaganza! Crafting Stations will include: Find inspiration from nature as we craft the afternoon away! Simple, adult-oriented, crafts will be guided by a Riveredge Naturalist…

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Handmade for the Holidays: Teens Edition

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Channel your inner DIY skills and join us for a day of creativity and handmade fun! Teens are invited to an evening specifically for them to try new crafts and create one of a kind gifts to be shared over the holiday season. Projects this year include: Mosaic Jar candle holder, Wood Cookie Nail & string art, Recycled fabric garland, & Pinecone Fire starters. Space is limited. All Access members: $20| Trail Pass members: $25 | Non-members: $30    

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