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Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center

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

June 2020

Parent/Grandparent and Child Trek: Tree Climbing

June 12, 2020 @ 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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Wild Animal Finders: Turtles

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Discover the world from inside a shell! Meet our Ornate Box Turtle: Glitter, then head outdoors in search of wild turtles at Riveredge. Learn as you hike around the pond, through the forest and near the prairie. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Pre-registration is required for all Riveredge programs for the foreseeable future. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors, and if social distancing is a challenge. Adults and children ages 10 & up.…

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Green Thumb Gathering

June 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Tots and parents are invited to gather in the Children's organic Garden at Riveredge to explore the bounty of green thumb gardening! We'll share a short story, dig in some garden beds, sniff and taste some fresh foods, and learn about who lives in the garden. Pre-registration is required for all Riveredge programs for the foreseeable future. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors, and if social distancing is a challenge. Adults and children…

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Friday Morning Bird Walks at Riveredge (Pre-registration required) 

June 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Did you know that nearly 100 species of birds (including 10 species of warblers) nest at Riveredge? If you'd like to see (and hear) a wide variety of summer birds, join veteran birders in front of the Visitor's Center for a fun-filled morning walk. Walks take place rain or shine. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors, and if social distancing is a challenge. Adults and children ages 10 & up. All Access Members:…

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Summer Adventures: Geocaching!

June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game- Geocaching! Families with children ages 6 and up can search for our 10 hidden caches throughout the Riveredge property. Bring an object to swap along your discovery mission, Handheld GPS units provided but space is limited- so be sure to sign up! Naturalist will be on hand to get you started- the rest of the journey is up to you! Pre-registration is required for all Riveredge programs for the foreseeable future.…

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Open Climb

June 20, 2020 @ 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 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

June 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Summer At Last! Let's gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will make mud pies, hang out in the hammocks, and test what sinks and floats 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: $5.00 | Non-Members: $7.00  …

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Friday Morning Bird Walks at Riveredge (Pre-registration required) 

June 26, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Did you know that nearly 100 species of birds (including 10 species of warblers) nest at Riveredge? If you'd like to see (and hear) a wide variety of summer birds, join veteran birders in front of the Visitor's Center for a fun-filled morning walk. Walks take place rain or shine. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors, and if social distancing is a challenge. Adults and children ages 10 & up. All Access Members:…

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Parent/Grandparent with Child Treks: River Rambling

June 29, 2020 @ 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

Little Explorers Playgroup

July 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Summer At Last! Let's gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will make mud pies, hang out in the hammocks, and test what sinks and floats 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. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors,…

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Butterfly & Dragonfly Counts

July 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Learn to identify and document butterflies and dragonflies while participating in these annual Counts. Contribute to over 25 years of research about these insects that call this area their home. Wear walking shoes and pack a bag lunch if you’re staying for the day. Adults and children ages 12 & up with a parent are welcome. Join us for all or part of the day. Face coverings will be required while registering, when indoors, and if social distancing is a…

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Nature Play: Fort Building

July 11, 2020 @ 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. We'll gather outdoors and head to a special fort building area 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 up with. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5.00…

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Open Climb

July 11, 2020 @ 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 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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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Butterflies

July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. This session will focus on butterflies. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for the weather,…

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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Dragonflies

July 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. The focus of this stroll will be Dragonflies. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

July 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Summer At Last! Let’s gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will make mud pies, hang out in the hammocks, and test what sinks and floats 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. Face coverings will be required for staff and participants while registering, when indoors,…

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Parent/Grandparent Treks: Tubing the Milwaukee River

July 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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After a quick tour of the Sturgeon Streamside Rearing Facility, we’ll hop on inner tubes and float down the Milwaukee River. Along the way, we’ll discover the diversity of living things that make their home in the river. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that can get wet. Bring a lifejacket and inner tube if you have them. For children ages 7 and up and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be able to hike approximately 1-mile. This same…

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Parent/Grandparent and Child Trek: Tree Climbing

July 24, 2020 @ 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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Member Welcome Hikes

July 25, 2020
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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Wild Animal Finders: Coyotes

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This session of Wild Animal Finders is all about a popular Riveredge predator: coyotes. We'll search for coyote dens on site, examine a coyote skull and fur, and discover how these canines use their super sense of smell to track down prey. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5.00 | Non-Members: $7.00    

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Chalk the State – Draw Nature Landscapes at Riveredge

July 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Riveredge Nature Center is participating in Chalk the State, a project to color the state with the creative energy of Wisconsin - one sidewalk at a time. Whether you’re a trained artist or just someone who enjoys being creative, we invite you to draw your message using chalk on the pavement at Riveredge Nature Center. If you've got your own chalk available, please bring it to use. We will have some chalk on-hand. Participants should have a mask on-hand for…

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Open Tree Climb

July 25, 2020 @ 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 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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Photo Club

July 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The Photo Club meetings are friendly and informal, with a brief discussion of upcoming activities, a short program and conclude with the opportunity to share and discuss photos. You’re welcome as a photographer, regardless of your skill level. Photo Club is free to attend.

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August 2020

Canopy Yoga

August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080

Build your resilience and challenge your mental and physical health by honoring a moment for yourself to practice yoga both 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. Afterward, 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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Summer Adventures: Family Fishing at Heron Pond

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Space is limited for this summertime family adventure! Join us as we trek to Heron Pond near the Riveredge Farm (about 1 mile) where we will throw a line in and try our luck at catching some pond fish! Catch and release fishing only- we'll try to identify our catch, snap a picture and release them back into the Pond Ecosystem. Learn how to put a worm on the hook, cast a pole, and reel in your catch! All Access…

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Open Tree Climb

August 8, 2020 @ 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 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 climbing 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. Presently, participants are also required to bring face coverings as well…

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Parent/Grandparent with Child Treks: River Rambling

August 10, 2020 @ 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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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Prairie Flowers

August 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. This session will focus on Prairie Flowers. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for the…

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Green Thumb Gathering

August 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Tots and parents are invited to gather in the Children's organic Garden at Riveredge to explore the bounty of green thumb gardening! We'll share a short story, dig in some garden beds, sniff and taste some fresh foods, and learn about who lives in the garden. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members – $7.00      

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Little Explorers Playgroup

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Summer At Last! Let's gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will make mud pies, hang out in the hammocks, and test what sinks and floats 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: $5.00 | Non-members – $7.00…

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Open Climb

August 15, 2020 @ 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. For the time being, participants are required to bring masks and gloves.…

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Cancelled: Frothy Trail Fundraiser

August 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This event has been cancelled. Please click here for additional details. The May 2020 Frothy Forage was cancelled.  But, a new social distancing adhering event makes it's debut on Saturday August 15!   The "Frothy Trail" will feature hand crafted beers from around the region, great views of the Milwaukee River, and fun for all. Current Frothy Forage ticket holders have been contacted with more information. Extra tickets will go for sale soon. Watch Riveredge's website an social media accounts for…

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Family Night Hike: Bats, Stars, Lightning Bugs & Mars!

August 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Strap on your hiking shoes and grab a flashlight for this evening family adventure. Riveredge Naturalists will lead small groups on a hike to discover the sanctuary after dark. We'll stargaze and search for bats, learn about lightning bug communication and explore how our senses help us navigate the night. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All Access Members: $7/family | Trail Pass Members: $10/family | Non-Members: $10/family      

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Nature Detectives: Monarchs on the Move

August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The journey and migration patterns of monarch butterflies are amazing! Many questions remain unanswered about the fall migration of the Monarch population east of the Rocky Mountains. Join a Riveredge Naturalist and help us catch and observe a Monarch up close, learn how to tag and release Monarch butterflies and consider taking part in the Monarch Watch migration research project to help unravel the mystery. All ages are welcome; children under 12 must be with an adult. All Access members:…

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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Wild Edibles

August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. This session will focus on Wild Edibles. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for the…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Summer At Last! Let's gather in the Natural Play Area and share the wonder of nature through outdoor play. We will make mud pies, hang out in the hammocks, and test what sinks and floats 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: $5.00 | Non-members – $7.00…

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September 2020

Little Explorers Playgroup

September 10, 2020 @ 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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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Spiders

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. This session will focus on Spiders. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for the weather,…

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Forest Bathing Yoga

September 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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Watershed Tour: Join the Caravan!

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Hop in your car and safely caravan around the Milwaukee River Watershed with the Community Rivers Program! Join us as we spend the day traveling throughout the Milwaukee River Watershed visiting different locations and learning how local individuals and organizations are working towards improving our watershed and its water quality. Our day will be spent stopping at various locations including: Tour of a Clean Farm Family farm Stop at Grafton Arts Mill Catered lunch along the river Visit to a…

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Family Adventures: Pond Fishing

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080

Spend a summer morning on the dock of Farm Pond with a pole in your hand and hopefully a few bites on your line! Learn how to tie a hook on your line, bait your hook, and safely cast your line into the water. We’ll try to catch and identify the fish of Farm Pond before releasing them back into their home at Riveredge Nature Center. Bait and poles provided OR bring your own for this special experience. Pre-registration required…

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Open Climb

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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Nature Tots: Garden Goodness!

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Farmers Market friends

Dirty knees and fresh produce please! Join us for an exploration of the Children's organic Garden at Riveredge as we search for produce that is ready to pick and taste! We'll try to create a rainbow of colors, dig in the garden beds to look for garden helpers, and read a short story together. 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…

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Stroll with a Riveredge Naturalist: Fall Colors

September 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too. This session will focus on Fall Colors. Bring your questions, cameras and binoculars. Remember to dress for the…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

September 24, 2020 @ 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 | Sangria Saunter with LoVino

September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Berries, peaches, and citrus zipped together in a refreshing summer drink - It’s like fruit salad in a glass! Join us for this late summer wine walk featuring a the festive LoVino Sangria from Milwaukee, WI. We’ll gather at the Riveredge Sugarbush House for an intimate happy hour hike with sangria in hand. A Riveredge naturalist will lead a hike that will cross Riveredge Creek, meander into the Riveredge Organic Garden, and back to the Sugarbush House for an evening…

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Member Welcome Hikes

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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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. Hikes take place a 1:00pm and 3:00pm, please fill out the form below to register.

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October 2020

Nature Play: Paints in the Prairie

October 3, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Fall Adventures: Forest Forts!

October 17, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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! All Sessions have reached capacity

October 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080

All Sessions have reached capacity 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…

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Trails & Treats: Choose your own Adventure! All Sessions have reached capacity

October 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080

All Sessions have reached capacity 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…

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November 2020

Forest Bathing Yoga

November 5, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Cancelled | Merry & Bright: Adult Crafternoon

November 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has been cancelled 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…

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Handmade at Home for the Holidays: Teens Edition

November 29, 2020 @ 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! Due to low enrollment & to keep all holiday cheermeisters safe, we have cancelled the in-person event and pivoted to offer a "craft pack" porch pick up instead. Craft Packs include 6 crafts: Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder, Holiday Paper Garland, Sewn Felt Owl, Quick-dry Clay Owls/animals, Lake Michigan collectors starter pack, & Shell Creatures. Participants can begin picking up kits on Tuesday, December…

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December 2020

Little Explorers Playgroup

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on January 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Memory Cafe

December 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 4, 2021 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 virtually 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 whenever possible. The group provides additional…

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Friday Evening Yule Log Hunt

December 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Our Saturday Yule Log programs reached capacity so quickly, we decided to add an additional evening program on Friday, December 4. For 2020, Riveredge is returning to the early origins of the Yule Log experience. Join us for a traditional annual adventure across the frozen Riveredge forests in search of the hidden Yule Log! In the early days of Riveredge, the Yule Log hunt took place during the day and spread across the Riveredge sanctuary. The tradition later evolved to…

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Cancelled: Winter Adventures: Frosty Season Fire Building

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has been canceled. Nothing beats the warmth of a campfire in the winter! Oxygen, heat and fuel are vital to the life of a fire. Join us to gather tinder, kindling, and fuelwood and learn about fire building basics. How long can you keep the flame lit? Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00  

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Riveredge Afternoon Yule Log Hunt

December 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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For 2020, Riveredge is returning to the early origins of the Yule Log experience. Join us for a traditional annual adventure across the frozen Riveredge forests in search of the hidden Yule Log! In the early days of Riveredge, the Yule Log hunt took place during the day and spread across the Riveredge sanctuary. The tradition later evolved to hunting for the Yule Log by candle light in the evening. This year, we are excited to offer you both options!…

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Riveredge Evening Yule Log Hunt

December 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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For 2020, Riveredge is returning to the early origins of the Yule Log experience. Join us for a traditional annual adventure across the frozen Riveredge forests in search of the hidden Yule Log! In the early days of Riveredge, the Yule Log hunt took place during the day and spread across the Riveredge sanctuary. The tradition later evolved to hunting for the Yule Log by candle light in the evening. This year, we are excited to offer you both options!…

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Nature Tots: Hibernation

December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us as we learn from the animals how to prepare for winter! We'll read a story to better understand how animals survive the winter. Then we'll bundle up and head outdoors to build our own shelters and play a game of winter hide & seek. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register  

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Family Nature Club: Owl Prowl Night Hike (EVENT FULL)

December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Have you ever talked to an owl? Come on an owl prowl and learn about our resident Barred Owls at Riveredge. We might even be lucky enough to communicate with our feathered friends! Free to all, pre-registration required. Click Here to Register

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Holiday Bough Trimming with the Friends of the Domes

December 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Learn how to properly trim your evergreen trees to create festive and natural holiday decorations. Under the guidance of a Riveredge Naturalist, identify and trim native bows and branches from around Riveredge Nature Center. Then weave our materials into a welcoming table wreath to use during your holiday entertaining or as a beautiful and unique handmade gift. Slow down in this busy time of year to enjoy the scenic outdoors, spend time with friends, and learn a new skill for…

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Wild Animal Finders: On the trail of Big Foot!

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Big Foot, Yeti, Sasquatch! Who makes the biggest tracks at Riveredge? Who makes the smallest trails? Join a naturalist on a hunt for the mysterious clues that animals leave behind. Sharpen your tracking skills as we search for signs of animals big and small. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Little Explorers Playgroup

December 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

December 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5 trail fee Trail Conditions Update We have had snow, but will not likely have sufficient snow for either snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Trails will likely be somewhat icy; we recommend…

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Wild Animal Finders: Winter Birds Quest!

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Birds have incredible adaptations to survive in the frosty weather. Find and follow clues that will lead you to discover their secrets! While you’re at it, learn to use some birding tricks and tools that will help you enjoy birds wherever you are. You’ll leave with new ideas on how you can create a habitat for these wonderful creatures in your own backyard! All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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January 2021

Little Explorers Playgroup

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Memory Cafe

January 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 4, 2021 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 virtually 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 whenever possible. The group provides additional…

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

January 8 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. See our trail conditions update here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snowshoes or skis, or make it easy and rent a a pair of…

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Winter Yoga Workshop

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Stretches, Warmth, and Intention setting for the New Year. Join us for a morning of heat building yoga, followed by setting personal visions for the new year over tea. Bring your own yoga mat, masks are required to be worn for the duration of the event (except when sipping tea). All Access members: $20 | Trail Pass members: $25 | Non-members: $30 Click Here to Register

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike | Conditions Update

January 15 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Conditions Update: At present, we don't have sufficient snow for snowshoeing or skiing. We expect to receive about an inch of snow by Friday evening. As of right now the hike is taking place and we suggest wearing boots with some manner of ice cleat (such as Yaktrax, which we sell in the Nature Store) as much of the snowy base has gradually turned to ice. Right now it looks like we have 1-1.5 inches of crusty ice and in…

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Riveredge Brain Bowl – Family Trivia

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for our first ever Riveredge Brain Bowl - A family evening of Trivia! Share all of your nature smarts as teams face off for a quiz based off of plant and animal life, Riveredge History, outdoor skills, and more. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Space is limited- so register your team early! All Access members: $5/team | Trail Pass members: $10/team | Non-members: $15/team Click Here to Register

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Nature Tots: Treats for the Birds

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Peek out the windows and pop outside to practice bird watching during the Winter Season. We'll listen to bird songs and calls, play bird hide & seek, and finish up by creating a treat for the birds in your yard! All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Little Explorers Playgroup

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Friday Night Candle-lit Hike

January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Considering trail conditions snowshoes aren't necessary and we currently recommend Yak Trax or some other sort of cleat on the soles of your winter boots. See complete Trail Conditions here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Pre-registration…

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Updated trail conditions can be found here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snowshoes or skis, or make it easy and rent a a pair…

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Nature Detectives: Hunting for Habitats

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for a Winter Quest! Follow clues to a variety of Riveredge destinations and complete the frosty missions. Visit forts created by kids, nests, nooks, tunnels, and more! Snowshoes will be used if snow conditions permit! All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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February 2021

Little Explorers Playgroup

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Memory Cafe

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on February 4, 2021 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 virtually 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 whenever possible. The group provides additional…

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Cancelled | Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Due to the low temperature and windchill forecast, the hike has been cancelled for this week. Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Updated trail conditions can be found here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely…

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Handmade from the Heart – Adult Crafternoon

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Spend an afternoon crafting gifts from the heart for your loved ones! This afternoon of crafting will be inspired by the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day and Mother Nature herself! Simple, adult-oriented, crafts will be guided by Riveredge Naturalists and volunteers and are simply awaiting your creative twists. Plus, everything can be taken home! Get ready to cozy up and settle in for afternoon DIY crafts including: plantable seed paper, Shrinky Dink fridge magnets, seaglass heart mosaics, mini woven baskets, pinecone…

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Wild Animal Finders: Sap Suckers!

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Celebrate the season of sugar snow and sumac berries! When the sap is flowing in the trees, hungry squirrels, yellow-bellied sapsuckers and humans alike seek the savory sugar maple! Join a naturalist to discover the variety of sap sucking animals that seek this sweet treat this time of year. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Cancelled: Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has been cancelled due to the forecast. Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Updated trail conditions can be found here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snowshoes or…

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Nature Tots: Calling all Owls

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us as we learn about these nocturnal animals that fly through the wintry nights in Wisconsin. Practice owl calls and examine their feathers up close! We'll play a predator prey game, make snow owls, and search for owl signs in the forest. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Little Explorers Playgroup

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Chase the Chill! Join us for a morning of nature play and share the wonder of winter through outdoor play! We will sled down hills, imaginary ice fish on the pond, build snow forts, have a winter campfire, and enjoy winter stories together. Programs will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space is limited. All Access members: FREE | Trail Pass members: $5.00 | Non-members: $7.00 Click Here to Register

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Updated trail conditions can be found here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snowshoes or skis, or make it easy and rent a a pair…

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Family Nature Club Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The Full Moon of February is known as the Snow Moon! Let's embrace the snow moon with a snowshoe hike lit by the moon! Flashlights are welcome, layers are encouraged & warm winter boots are a must! We'll play moon shadow tag, conduct a quick snowflake study, and enjoy some winter movement together. Please park in front of the main building and proceed to the front doors where you will be welcomed! Restrooms will be open for public use- masks…

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Night Ski, Snowshoe, & Candle-lit Hike

February 26 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The Candle-lit Snowshoe Hike is on for tonight! Start your weekend right! Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a crisp snowy evening on skis or snowshoes. Traverse our trails, lighted by the soft glow of lanterns, or those trails lit only by the light of the moon and stars. Updated trail conditions can be found here. Trail & All-Access Members: FREE | Non-Members: $7 Price does not include equipment. You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snowshoes or skis,…

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