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Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center

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

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 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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Maple Tree Sap Tapping 101 for Amateurs

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has reached capacity. Click here to learn about Riveredge Maple Excursions. Maple sugaring on a small scale is a great way to welcome spring! It's easy, fun and a great educational activity. Even with just a few trees, you can make enough syrup for gifts for friends and family. Join the Riveredge staff to see the sugaring process from beginning to end. Learn how to identify and tap a maple, collect and boil down the sap, and how…

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Maple Tree Sap Tapping for Families

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has reached capacity.Click here to learn about Riveredge Maple Excursions. Help us prepare for the sugarin’ season by tapping the maple trees in Riveredge’s sugarbush. We need people to drill the holes, tap in the spiles and hang the buckets. When it’s maple sugarin’ time, spring can’t be far behind! Due to Covid-19 precautions registration is limited to 50 participants. Early registration is recommended. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 adults, $3 12 and under…

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March 2021

Little Explorers Playgroup

March 4 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Maple Sugarin’ Day for Scouts & Youth Groups

March 13
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program has reached capacity. Click here for details and registration

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Attracting Backyard Birds with Mary Holleback

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Many spring migrants will soon be returning to our area looking for housing. Join us to learn how to attract a wide variety of cavity-nesting birds to your yard. We will discuss the pros and cons of different nest box styles and cover the basics of where to place them and how to maintain them. This workshop is meant amateur and experienced bird lovers. We'll walk to bluebird nesting boxes during the second half of this program so dress for…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

March 18 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Maple Sugarin’ Shindig

March 20
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Riveredge’s Maple Sugarin' Shindig will be a socially distanced pancake and maple syrup celebration...complete details to come. Although it may not be possible this year to host a large festival to celebrate sugarin’ we're still excited to celebrate the 5th season! So we’ve pulled together a smaller shindig complete with storytelling, sap tea, a sap suckers scavengar hunt, and a tour ending at the Sugarbush House to see how sap is made into golden & sweet maple syrup. Join us…

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Riveredge Family Nature Club: Maple Sugarin’ in the Evening

March 23 @ 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 wondered about the 5th season of the year at Riveredge? Well, it is upon us - Maple Sugarin' Season! Join us for a Maple Sugaring hike to explore and learn more about the history and culture behind Maple Sugaring. Hands-on crafts will be done to remember the adventure we took and how sap is collected. Let's embrace this short season with a maple syrup cheers at the the end! Clothing layers are encouraged & mud boots will…

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Nature Tots: Sweet Treats from the Sugarbush

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The sap is running and sugarin’ time is here! Join us as we learn about this special time of year - when animals and people seek the sweet sap of a sugar maple. We will hike to the Sugarbush to tap a maple tree, taste some sap and gather around the evaporator to see how boiling sap becomes syrup. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Spring Egg Hunt Hike

March 28
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for a special egg hunt event, Riveredge style! Families are invited to hike a 1/2 mile trail while children encounter stations to gather eggs from. Our eggs are filled with candy-free, nature inspired objects- some include tickets, which can be redeemed for a prize of your child's choice. After your hike, visit with some springtime farm animals and play in the natural play area! When you register, please specify your child’s age- event designed for ages 0 to…

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April 2021

Riveredge Pancake Breakfast

April 3
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for a unique, socially distanced pancake breakfast taking place throughout Riveredge Nature Center's 400 Sugar Maples that we tap annually! Seatings at 9:00am - 10:00am, 10:30am - 11:30am, or 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Masks will be required for all attendees. Space is limited; advance registration strongly encouraged. All time slots have reached capacity.  Thanks for joining us for the Riveredge Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, April 3! Below are some of the details for the…

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Woodcock Walk

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Have you ever seen a woodcock “charm” a worm out of the ground by firmly treading on the ground and rocking back and forth? That’s the technique they use to convince worms (their prey) to rise to the surface. Woodcock chicks, that copy every move that their mothers make, have even been seen doing the “sway-step” also known as the “woodcock walk.” Join us to witness this amusing behavior along with their other spectacular flight- displays, including their courtship “falling…

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Nature Detectives: Weather Wonders

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Sping in Wisconsin can often bring us some pretty wacky weather. Let’s make our own wind socks and kites to try to catch the wind! We’ll utilize a variety of scientific tools to help us observe weather patterns and conditions including a wind meter and cloud windows! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Little Explorers Playgroup

April 15 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Spring Adventures: Making stuff with Mud!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Spring time is also known as mud season and at Riveredge we're excited to make something of it! Join us for an adventure diving into what we can do with mud! We'll play in the mud kitchen and whip up some tasty recipes, work with mud paint and get artistic and even create forest mud spirits on the trees. Mud boots and a change of clothes are recommended! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7…

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Riveredge Roadside Cleanup

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join the Community Rivers Program team from Riveredge in an effort to clean up HWY Y along Riveredge Property. We'll provide orange vests and gloves along with guidance. As a group we will walk the roadway to collect any trash that's accumulated over the winter into spring to keep our environment clean and to prevent the trash from making its way into the Milwaukee River waterway. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 humans. Appropriate for ages 8 and…

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Nature Tots: Celebrate Earth Day!

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Nature Tots unite to celebrate Earth Day at Riveredge! We'll dig in the children's organic garden to prepare it for spring planting, plant our own beans to take home, take a hike in nature to look for neat patterns, and hug a tree to say "thanks!" Pre-registration required. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Riveredge Celebrates: Earth Day 2021

April 22
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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We have a whole list of Earth Week activities onsite and at other locations. Click here to see our whole list of week-long activities.

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Open Climb

April 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 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), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

April 29 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Friday Morning Bird Walk with Paul Boyer

April 30 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. Free for members to join; $5 trail fee required for non-members. Click Here to Register

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May 2021

Open Climb

May 1 @ 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 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), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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Wild Animal Finders: Toads!

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Frogs are fun but Toads are tremendous! American toads have some pretty neat attributes when you get to know them- join us for a morning of digging up toads. We'll learn about how these creatures find food, where they live, and some cool adaptations for surviving in Wisconsin year round. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Friday Morning Bird Walk with Paul Boyer

May 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. Free for members to join; $5 trail fee required for non-members. Click Here to Register

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Open Climb

May 8 @ 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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed toe shoes (hard soles recommended), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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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. Member Moms attend FREE! Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. Click Here for Pricing and Registration  

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Stroll with a Naturalist – Focus on Birds & Wildflowers

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 25, 2021 at 10:00 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

May 13 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Friday Morning Bird Walk with Paul Boyer

May 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. Free for members to join; $5 trail fee required for non-members. Click Here to Register

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Riveredge Bird-a-Thon

May 15 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Show up to bird on your own between 8:00am - 12:00pm for this birding event on Riveredge Nature Center property. Or you can join us at 6:00am. in the Visitor's Center parking lot to be part of several teams that will attempt to cover all 379 acres to find every species we can. This is a special fund raising event for the Bird Club so donations are appreciated! Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups.…

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Nature Play: Forest Gnome Homes!

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Gnomes are magical beings that are always busy and rarely seen at Riveredge Nature Center. Join us as we follow the trail and some clues left behind by Robbie the Gnome of Riveredge. We'll learn how Forest gnomes take care of the environment, spread good luck and bring joy to everyone they meet! We'll create gnome homes for other gnomes at Riveredge to discover & enjoy! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here…

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Nature Tots: Finding Frogs!

May 19 @ 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 focus on Frogs this morning around Farm Pond! We'll discover where frogs like to hide, how they survive, what they eat, and how they sound as we jump into the exploration of these amphibians. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Open Climb

May 22 @ 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 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), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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Stroll with a Naturalist – Focus on Birds & Wildflowers

May 25 @ 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

May 27 @ 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 Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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June 2021

Open Tree Climb

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Frog Fest! Morning Session (nearing capacity)

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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This program may have already reached capacity. Click Here to register for the afternoon session. Riveredge’s watery worlds burst with life throughout Spring! Gather your family and join the Riveredge Educators to search for frogs, tadpoles, turtles, salamanders and other creatures that live in our wetland habitats. Rotate to 5 different stations where you’ll get familiar with frog calls (ribbit! croak! burp!), scoop for tadpoles and insects, learn about leeches, and talk turtles with our resident Box Turtle, Glitter! We…

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Frog Fest! Afternoon Session

June 5 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Riveredge’s watery worlds burst with life throughout Spring! Gather your family and join the Riveredge Educators to search for frogs, tadpoles, turtles, salamanders and other creatures that live in our wetland habitats. Rotate to 5 different stations where you’ll get familiar with frog calls (ribbit! croak! burp!), scoop for tadpoles and insects, learn about leeches, and talk turtles with our resident Box Turtle, Glitter! We even have a take-home bag of crafts so that you can continue the fun in…

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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Birds

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 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. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Family Night Hike: Focus on Stars!

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 & volunteers will lead small groups on a hike to discover the sanctuary after dark. We'll use a telescope to stargaze and peek into deep space. Learn how to spot some common summer constellations and hear the stories behind them. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Summer Reading: Discovering Insects!

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Color your Summer through books with the Cedarburg Public Library. Riveredge and our friends from CPL are excited to explore insects together on a warm summer morning. We'll enjoy a story or two together, meet some insect friends, go on an insect search into the forest, and head home with backyard insect bingo sheet to see which insect friends you can find in your neighborhood! Free to attend, pre-registration is required. Donations welcome. Click Here to Register

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Canceled | Parent/Grandparent Trek: Tubing the Milwaukee River

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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A group of kids wearing PFDs and holding inner tubes with trees behind them

This program has been canceled due to low water level. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be able to hike…

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Nature Play: Season of Senses

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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We will explore with all of our senses as the season is alive with sounds, sights, smells, tastes and touches! Everyone will be invited to whip up a whiff, test natures crayons, meet a tree, and play a game of camouflage hide & seek. Please dress for the weather. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Riveredge Welcome Hike

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on June 12, 2021 at 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 to 45 minutes and topics of discussion are guided by the questions in the group. Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Loading…

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Riveredge Welcome Hike

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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One event on June 12, 2021 at 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 to 45 minutes and topics of discussion are guided by the questions in the group. Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Loading…

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Parent/Grandparent Trek: Tree Climbing

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2021 at 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-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. All climbers must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 and up Fee…

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Nature Detectives: Boat Building

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Farm Pond at Riveredge Nature Center.

This adventure will teach us about different types of boats, how to build a boat using recycled materials, and how to stay safe on the water. We'll use natural materials, recyclables, string and more to create your very own floatation creation! We will test boats at the Farm Pond and discuss successes and failures. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited- pre-registration is required. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click…

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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Birds

June 22 @ 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Parent/Grandparent Trek: Tubing the Milwaukee River

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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A group of kids wearing PFDs and holding inner tubes with trees behind them

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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be able to hike approximately 1 mile. Ages 7 and up with an adult.…

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Open Tree Climb

June 26 @ 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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Save the date: The Riveredge Ride!

June 27
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join us for The Riveredge Ride on Sunday, June 27 - more details to come!

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Member Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Picnic

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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We’ll kick off the event at 5:00 PM with a short presentation by the Riveredge Board of Directors – hear from Board officers about the status of the Center and its programs as well as some very exciting projects on the horizon. At 5:15 PM, we’ll be honoring our volunteers! For, without them, thousands of people would not be introduced to nature each and ever year and the beautiful natural sanctuary would not be lovingly cared for. At 5:30 PM,…

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July 2021

Memory Cafe

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 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 on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related 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 sources of support and…

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Butterfly/Dragonfly Counts

July 3 @ 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 Riveredge their home. Join us for all or part of the day. Wear walking shoes and pack a bag lunch if you’re staying for the day. Face coverings needed indoors. Social distancing will be encouraged. Pre-registration required. $5 suggested donation welcomed. Click Here to Register

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Green Thumb Gathering

July 7 @ 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 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Open Tree Climb

July 10 @ 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 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), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Wild Animal Finders: Dragons Vs Damsels

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly at Riveredge Nature Center

Is it a dragonfly or a damselfly? You're invited to find out along with a Riveredge Naturalist, as we gently net dragonflies and damselflies near the water's edge. Discover the similarities and differences of these beautiful creatures from their adolescent stages of life as well as adulthood. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Butterflies

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Monarch Butterfly on Bermot at Riveredge Nature Center

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. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 |…

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Parent/Grandparent Trek: River Rambling

July 23 @ 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! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to pack a snack and stay for a picnic after the program. Ages 5 and up with an adult. All Access Members $5, Trail Pass Members…

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Open Tree Climb

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 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), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Dragonflies

July 27 @ 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Riveredge Photo Club

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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. All photographers are welcome regardless of skill level. Photo Club is free for all to attend. Photo Club is starting to once again meet in-person.

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Summer Adventures: Family Geocaching

July 31 @ 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! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members:…

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August 2021

Memory Cafe

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 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 on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related 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 sources of support and…

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Summer Adventures: Family Fishing

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Prairie Flowers

August 10 @ 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Wild Animal Finders: Snakes!

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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There are as many as 21 kinds of snakes in Wisconsin, and a few species call Riveredge home! Meet a naturalist at the main center and head out to search for these legless slitherers under boards and rocks, in brush piles, rocky ledges, stone walls or the edge of water. We'll learn more about snake habits, diet, and their adaptations that help them survive in Wisconsin. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here…

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Open Tree Climb

August 14 @ 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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Riveredge Member Welcome Hike

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 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 to 45 minutes and topics of discussion are guided by the questions in the group. Two hike times: 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Free to attend, pre-registration is required. Loading…

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Parent/Grandparent Trek: Tree Climbing

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. All climbers must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 and up Fee…

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Southern Wisconsin Restoration Field Day

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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The Restoration Field Day is a gathering for ecological practitioners, vendors, property owners, naturalists, and students of all ages. This full-day workshop will make ecological management accessible to everyone. Participants will explore a variety of land management tools, techniques, and services through field demonstrations, lecture-style presentations, hands-on learning experiences, and vendor booths led by experts in restoration ecology. We have a strong line-up of speakers with an oak ecosystem restoration theme. This event is held entirely outside and there are…

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Family Night Hike: Animals at Night

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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 focus on nocturnal critters-learning about bats, lightening bugs, raccoons and coyotes and explore how our senses help us navigate the night. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Nature Detectives: Island Dwellers

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Get ready for an adventure to one of our favorite Islands nestled into the flow of the Milwaukee River at Riveredge! For this level of adventure, closed-toe shoes, shorts, a towel and change of clothes are recommended. We'll make our way to Trailblazer Island after making some predictions on what kinds of living things we might find dwelling on the island. Space is limited, children must be accompanied by an adult. All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5…

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Tree Talk: A Nature-based Writing and Poetry Workshop (ages 8-12)

August 21 @ 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 unique day with fellow nature enthusiasts and creative writers! Participants will find unique connections between plants, trees, and other green life as facilitators guide an afternoon of nature sensory experiences to inspire creative poetry writing time. Tree identification, writing techniques, nature literacy and community building will be strong themes throughout the day. This opportunity is open to writers ages 8 to 12 years old. Space is limited. All Access Members: $8 | Trail Pass Members: $10…

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Parent/Grandparent Trek: River Rambling

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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A group of kids stand socially distanced in a shallow river

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! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to pack a snack and stay for a picnic after the program. Ages 5 and up with an adult. All Access Members $5, Trail Pass Members…

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Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Wild Edibles

August 24 @ 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. Masks are required indoors. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family groups. All Access Members: FREE | Trail…

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Green Thumb Gathering

August 25 @ 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 | Non-Members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Candle Making Workshop with Milwaukee Domes

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Use natural elements to scent homemade candles to light up the season and bring nature indoors with the creation of candles inspired by the great outdoors. Using upcycled containers like jam jars, coffee mugs, and small pots- we'll pour together hot wax and add in scents like lavender, cascade hops, mint, lemon balm, and more. Workshop will take place indoors and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Space limited. Masks required. Riveredge or Domes Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25…

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Open Tree Climb

August 28 @ 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 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), a mask to wear while interacting in close proximity, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The…

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Riveredge Photo Club

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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. All photographers are welcome regardless of skill level. Photo Club is free for all to attend. Photo Club is starting to once again meet in-person.  

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September 2021

Memory Cafe

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 4, 2021 at 1:00 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 on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related 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 sources of support and…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 10:00 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. indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 0 to 6 years old. These naturalist guided experiences are designed…

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CANCELED Stroll with a Naturalist: Fall Flowers

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Focus on Fall Flowers - 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. Masks are required indoors if unvaccinated. Social distancing will be maintained between parties/family…

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Nature Tots: The Journey of a Seed!

September 15 @ 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 uncover the journey of seeds from the forests and fields at Riveredge! We'll follow a seeds life cycle, go on a seed search, and crack a few seeds open to peak inside! Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 1-4 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian. A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development. All Access Members: $5 | Trail Pass Members: $6…

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SAWW Level 1

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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Join SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) trainer Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC) for a hands-on training in chainsaw use, maintenance, and technique. Spend time both outside and in the classroom, practicing how to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably, and productively. This class is part one of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Topics include: personal protective equipment (PPE); body mechanics; chainsaw safety features; the chain and the cutter tooth; reactive forces; planning…

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Nature Detectives: Slug, Bugs & other Ughs!

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Riveredge Nature Center Visitor Center, 4458 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
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If you’re down with decomposers, this adventure is for you. We will search the forest and garden for critters that eat up, break down, and recycle nutrients in the natural world. Some say, “icky ughs!” but we say, “cool bugs!” Come see what these tiny terrestrials are up to this fall! All Access Members: FREE | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-members: $7 Click Here to Register

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Open Climb

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed toe shoes (hard soles recommended), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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Little Explorers Playgroup

September 23 @ 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. indoor activities will be planned in case of inclement weather. Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 0 to 6 years old. These naturalist guided experiences are designed…

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Open Climb

September 25 @ 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 equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed toe shoes (hard soles recommended), garden gloves, and an adventurous spirit. Pre-registration is required. The tree climbing programs often fill quickly.…

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