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April 2020

Riveredge Virtual Pancake Breakfast

April 4, 2020

Riveredge’s beloved, annual outdoor Pancake Breakfast is back!  Each year, nearly 1,000 people gather at Riveredge’s Sugarbush House for a celebration honoring the official end of Maple Sugarin’ Season. This year though, this special tradition will be hosted in YOUR outdoor area instead of at Riveredge Nature Center. The maple sugarin’ season is a treasured time of year at Riveredge, and no matter what happens – we’re determined to share Riveredge Maple Magic with you! Join us for our first…

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June 2020

Noel J. Cutright Bird Club: Virtual Tour of Pine View Wildlife Rehab Center

June 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make lemonade out of pandemic lemons during the June 2 meeting of the Cutright Bird Club by virtually joining Jean Lord at  Pineview Wildlife Rehab Center (one of the beneficiaries of our annual Birdathon!). Jean plans to go live from Pine View via Zoom and we will follow that tour with the monthly bird checklist. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94990070930?pwd=bGpGZVdrVkNBVllNL0h1WnN0dFFqdz09 Meeting ID: 949 9007 0930 Password: 840760 One tap mobile +13126266799,,94990070930#,,1#,840760# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,94990070930#,,1#,840760# US (New York) Dial by your location…

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Tea & Topics – Monarch Mania with Thelma Heidel-Baker

June 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Milkweed attracting a Monarch Butterfly at Riveredge Nature Center

As the Monarch Butterfly returns to Wisconsin and its other summering grounds, we'll take a closer look at the truly amazing journey these butterflies make every winter. Join Dr. T to learn how Wisconsin plays an important part in continuing this magnificent monarch migration into the future. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342452845 Meeting ID: 342 452 845 One tap mobile +13126266799,,342452845# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,342452845# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656…

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Virtual Memory Cafe

June 4, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day 4 of the month, repeating until August 14, 2020

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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Tea & Topics | Wild Edibles – Foraging in Wisconsin

June 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Riveredge Naturalist & plant lover, Cassie Bauer, for a session dedicated to those of us that are wild at heart...and gut! Cassie will review some common wild edibles that can be found in this area and share how to prepare, plants to avoid, and share resources for those looking to forage in approved areas. Prepare for an interactive morning as a quiz to test if you'd survive a food foraging challenge is part of this session. Join Zoom Meeting…

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Tea & Topics – Skull Duggery (Mammal Skull ID)

June 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Can you tell a red fox from a gray fox by its cranium? Why do some rodents have red teeth? What are those weird spiral bones inside bear noses? Come find out! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342452845 Meeting ID: 927 8697 5090 PASSWORD: RNC Meeting ID: 342 452 845 One tap mobile +13126266799,,342452845# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,342452845# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 669 900 9128 US…

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Tea & Topics – A Geological, Historical & Cultural Journey through the Milwaukee River Basin

June 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join hydrogeologist Sharon Schaver in traveling through farmlands, forests, villages, towns and cities in the Milwaukee River basin as a perhaps seemingly disjointed collection of geological, cultural, and natural history facts and stories are presented. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342452845 Meeting Password: RNC Meeting ID: 342 452 845 One tap mobile +13126266799,,342452845# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,342452845# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 669 900 9128 US (San…

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July 2020

Virtual NJC Bird Club | Special screening of “BIRDERS: The Central Park Effect”

July 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After round-robin introductions and an illustrated compilation of our monthly checklist, we have an opportunity to watch a lyrical documentary that is both timely and timeless. The showing comes on the heels of a national awakening to the perils of being Black in America – illustrated by the Central Park confrontation between birder Chris Cooper and a white woman who falsely complained that a Black man was “threatening me and my dog” after the man asked her to leash her…

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Virtual Memory Cafe

July 9, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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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August 2020

Virtual NJC Bird Club – New Era for Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

August 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With a new office in downtown Port Washington and 10 months at the helm of the region’s only bird observatory, Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg will share with us what directions she is taking to help Wisconsin birds in the footsteps of Bill Mueller and founder Noel Cutright. Some 2019 highlights: Helping bring field work for the second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas to a successful conclusion; worked to erect four revolutionary new Motus towers in Grant, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Manitowoc counties as…

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Virtual Memory Cafe

August 6, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Virtual Program for Educators: Taking Education Outside the School Walls

August 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There has never been a better time to leverage your school's nearby parks and green spaces. Whether asphalt or grassy lawn, learn how to bring your classroom outside and engage students in a new setting. Participants will learn the social-emotional benefit to learning outside, acknowledge how to prepare students, communicate with parents, and safely navigate various weather conditions in Wisconsin climates. Leave with practical tips including rules, guidelines, dress, and simple activities that will give you confidence to hit the…

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September 2020

NJC Bird Club | Trumpter Swans – Brought Back from the Brink

September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A century ago, there were no Trumpeter Swans left in Wisconsin. Thirty years ago, Wisconsin DNR biologists Randy Jurewicz and Sumner Matteson got on a plane to Alaska with a goal: to bring the Trumpeter Swan back to Wisconsin. When they reached Fairbanks — by way of businessman Terry Kohler’s private jet — on June 5, 1989, they had one day to collect eggs in the Alaskan wilderness in an ambitious effort to restore North America’s largest waterfowl back to…

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Virtual Memory Cafe

September 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm

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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October 2020

Virtual Memory Cafe

October 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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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NJC Bird Club – Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes

October 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Julia Robson is conservation biologist for the Waukesha County Park System. Her message is simple: "We all have a stake in what happens to our natural resources; a stake in the future of our streams, rivers, lakes and Great Lakes." Learn more about her 340-mile journey from the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee to the coast of Lake Superior. The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on the planet. They provide a vital resource to more than 35…

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Tea & Topics | A Wealth of Nature: Photography with Eddee Daniel

October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A Wealth of Nature is a project spearheaded by Eddee Daniel and Preserve Our Parks, a non-profit dedicated to preservation and promotion of parks and open space. Eddee has traveled throughout the Milwaukee region documenting the area’s abundance of nature and recreational opportunities. Eddee will describe the project, the challenges parks are facing, what Preserve Our Parks is doing about them and share his beautiful photographs—with an emphasis on Ozaukee and Washington Counties. Eddee is a Milwaukee-based photographer, writer and…

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Online Showing of Love Flows with Bonus Q&A Discussion

October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrate World Fish Migration Day with Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Riveredge Nature Center with an online film screening and discussion! Love Flows brings to life the challenges that rivers and fishes face against threats, but more importantly focuses on what we are doing to help improve the situation. It captures the growing passion of thousands of people from across the globe that join together on World Fish Migration Day to celebrate their love and work for rivers and fishes. After the…

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Tea & Topics – Fall Night Sky

October 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Scott Nehring, a local amateur astronomer, to learn about the constellations we can expect to see in fall night sky. Visible planets, moon phases and other astrological events will also be discussed. Free to attend virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91818911389?pwd=VWZJRzFyQWZhSktiSkpyWThUMkV6dz09 Meeting ID: 918 1891 1389 Passcode: 451330

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November 2020

Virtual Memory Cafe

November 5, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Birding Wisconsin with Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin Author Charles Hagner

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin, written by Wisconsin native and former BirdWatching magazine editor-in-chief Charles Hagner, is the most up-to-date photographic guide to the state’s birds available today. In this photo-filled presentation, Hagner will lay out the factors that make Wisconsin one of the best states in the country for birdwatching, including its location on the continent, a multitude of lakes, rivers, and varied landscapes, a welcoming culture and proud conservation history, and four full…

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Handmade for the Holidays | Kids @ Home Edition

November 24, 2020 - November 25, 2020

Families are invited to create some joy at home this season with the help of Riveredge naturalists and crafters. Holiday cheer and festive gift making will be "to go" this year- with porch pick up available from Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday November 25. Crafts to go packages will include 7 nature based crafts to complete at home designed specially for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Crafts include: Wood working, animal ornaments, pine cone garland, clay pressed owls,…

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Tea & Topics – Let’s Talk Turkey

November 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As you gather around the table with your family this Thanksgiving, chances are good that a bird will be the center of attention. This bird has been a popular menu item since as early as the sixteenth century, when European explorers took them home from Mexico. Wild turkeys still roam the continent. Watch for them in woodlands and clearings. In honor of the upcoming holiday we've cooked up a program, including few trivia questions, to test your turkey knowledge. This…

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December 2020

Christmas Bird Count

December 19, 2020

New and experienced birders needed to count birds within a 15 mile circle around Riveredge. Backyard feeder counters needed as well. Help for all or part of the day! Contact Mary Holleback at mholleback@riveredge.us or 262-416-1224 to sign up.

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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

December 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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 and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94997802912?pwd=dER0SGtoODR6SHRoZS9raEJXTkYxQT09 Meeting ID: 949 9780 2912 Passcode: 366402  

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January 2021

NJC Bird Club – Journey of a Thousand Lifers – Bill Volkert

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bill Volkert, renowned author and naturalist, will be discussing his book Journey of a Thousand Lifers. Volkert is known for his decades of work with the Wisconsin DNR at Horicon Marsh. The presentation will follow Volkert and his wife Connie’s 55,000 mile, eight-month journey through multiple continents as they documented over 1,300 species of birds. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91818911389?pwd=VWZJRzFyQWZhSktiSkpyWThUMkV6dz09 Meeting ID: 918 1891 1389 Passcode: 451330

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Tea & Topics – Owls: Fact or Fiction with Dan Wundrock

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Riveredge naturalist, Dan Wundrock, to learn more about some of Wisconsin's most secretive night time critters. You might just find out "who cooks for you, who cooks for you all!" Dan has been on the staff since 2013 and has taught primarily middle school and high school groups. He's also a world traveler, amazing photographer and carpenter extraordinaire. Join Zoom Meeting To join the meeting via your computer or Ipad by clicking on the following link: Join Zoom Meeting…

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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91818911389?pwd=VWZJRzFyQWZhSktiSkpyWThUMkV6dz09 Meeting ID: 918 1891 1389 Passcode: 451330

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard with Mary Holleback

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover who makes the thrills, shrieks, flutters and hoots outside your window! Learn how to identify the birds and animals that frequent your yard with this avian observation activity. Discover how easy it can be to attract feathered and furry friends to your patio or yard so that you’ll never have to leave the comfort of your easy chair for a wild experience. A Zoom invitation link will be emailed out to all registered participants. Free to attend virtually, pre-registration…

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February 2021

NJC Bird Club – Bird City: From Wisconsin to the World

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Bryan Lenz, Bird City Americas Director at American Bird Conservancy, to discuss how ABC is leading the charge to create Bird City Americas, a multi-organization partnership that will spread the Bird City model throughout the Western Hemisphere. Bird Club is free to attend and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91943907000?pwd=QkpIVnB5dENWSHBNZk1abHdhcmZxZz09 Meeting ID: 919 4390 7000 Passcode: 112385  

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Tea & Topics – Severe Weather with CBS58 Chief Meteorologist Drew Burgoyne

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Drew Burgoyne, chief meteorologist on CBS 58 news, for this interactive educational program. It will focus on having a plan for when severe weather strikes. Blizzards, flooding, tornadoes, et cetera are all par for the course here in Wisconsin. Learn about the tools forecasters use to predict and monitor these severe weather events. Tea & Topics are free to attend virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99363874197?pwd=enV4c1pUZllhbTlXbUJBVWhSV2RkZz09 Meeting ID: 993 6387 4197 Passcode: 329135  

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Tea & Topics: Who’s Who in Wisconsin’s Diverse and Important Wildlife with Dr. Scott Craven

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Scott Craven, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor and regular guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show, will describe the diversity of wildlife in Wisconsin and its importance to our economy and ecology, and to our citizens thru abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, hunting, and other interactions. Using images and specimens (to the extent "Zoom" will allow) Scott will describe representative animals from over 500 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians found in Wisconsin. He will cover how to distinguish…

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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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 and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94997802912?pwd=dER0SGtoODR6SHRoZS9raEJXTkYxQT09 Meeting ID: 949 9780 2912 Passcode: 366402  

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Community Rivers Program 2021 Lecture Series: Milwaukee Riverkeeper Milwaukee River Basin Report Card

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in learning more about the current health of the Milwaukee River Watershed? Virtually join Cheryl Nenn of Milwaukee Riverkeeper as she presents the results of their 2019 Milwaukee River Watershed Report Card. This event is free and for CRP community residents (Village of Newburg, Saukville, Grafton, Fredonia, and Kewaskum). Pre-registration is required. Click Here to Register

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March 2021

Bird Club: How Record Water Levels Impact Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Birds and Amphibians

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Erin Giese, senior research specialist at UW-Green Bay and president of the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon has studied how Great Lakes water levels can fluctuate by a few inches across days or weeks or by many feet across years or even decades. The Great Lakes experienced record low water levels in 2013, followed by a huge upswing in 2016, reaching record highs through 2020. While water levels impact homes and shorelines, they also affect which coastal wetland birds, frogs and toads…

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Memory Cafe

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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 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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Tea & Topics – Nature Photography: How to Take Better Photos in a Nature Park

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

From cell phone cameras to DSLRs, Jeff Klug from Fine Art Photography LLC will talk about getting better photos while shooting in a nature park—simple equipment and techniques to help you get better images. Tea & Topics are free to attend virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99363874197?pwd=enV4c1pUZllhbTlXbUJBVWhSV2RkZz09 Meeting ID: 993 6387 4197 Passcode: 329135  

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Tea & Topics | Rain Gardens

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Jay Feikar from MMSD & Master Gardeners us online to learn about rain garden basics. The virtual workshop will focus on how to design and build a rain garden, how to select plants, and how your rain garden can protect Lake Michigan. At the workshop, garden experts will be online to discuss design tips and assist you with creating your rain garden. Tea & Topics are free to attend virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99363874197?pwd=enV4c1pUZllhbTlXbUJBVWhSV2RkZz09 Meeting ID: 993 6387 4197…

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Community Rivers Program Lecture Series: The Milwaukee River Basin and its Invasive Plant Species

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn how to identify common invasive plants within the Milwaukee River Basin and how to utilize management techniques to control them! Free to all Community Rivers Program community residents to attend virtually. Click Here to Register

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Community Rivers Program Lecture Series: Milwaukee River Sturgeon Rehabilitation Program

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lake Sturgeon were once prevalent in the Milwaukee River system, however, habitat loss due to dam construction and overfishing have resulted in Lake Sturgeon being extirpated from the Milwaukee River. A combination of habitat improvements and a stocking program have made it possible for the re-introduction of Lake Sturgeon into this system. The Milwaukee River Sturgeon Rehabilitation Program relies on Riveredge Nature Center and its volunteers to raise lake sturgeon in a mobile hatchery called the sturgeon trailer. Since the…

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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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 to attend and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94997802912?pwd=dER0SGtoODR6SHRoZS9raEJXTkYxQT09 Meeting ID: 949 9780 2912 Passcode: 366402

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April 2021

Memory Cafe

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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 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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Bird Club: “Only” Threatened? Update on Whooping Crane Reintroduction

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Can we imagine a world where the Whooping Crane is only threatened, not endangered? Since the first Whooping Cranes were introduced to the Wisconsin landscape in 2001, just over 300 birds have been released. Fast forward to 2020; Just how are we doing towards the goal of downlisting? Davin Lopez of the Wisconsin DNR and Anne Lacy of the International Crane Foundation will describe ongoing research to find out the causes for nest failure and low chick production, as well…

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Tea &Topic – 20+ Years of birds at Riveredge

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

20+ Years of birds at Riveredge: a synopsis of the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program (MAPS) - Started here in 1999, the MAPS national banding program uses “constant effort mist-netting” to provide annual estimates of post-fledgling productivity, adult survivorship, and the population size for both resident and migrant bird species. Our site covers about 10 hectares and banding occurs over the course of seven ten-day periods throughout the summer. Join staff member Jana Gedymin to learn more about this…

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Tea & Topics – Afield – Wisconsin Conservation Legends

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AFIELD, Portraits of Wisconsin Naturalists, Empowering Leopold's Legacy (Volume One): "For 40 years, Sumner Matteson has regularly made time to record the stories of Wisconsin field biologists, ecologists, conservation biologists, and land stewards. Among them are the well-known and recognized as well as the more obscure and overlooked. All made contributions to natural history and conservation in Wisconsin. Some were scientists and teachers. Others were writers and advocates, public servants and citizens. All, in some way, were wisdom-keepers. Their lives…

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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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 to attend and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94997802912?pwd=dER0SGtoODR6SHRoZS9raEJXTkYxQT09 Meeting ID: 949 9780 2912 Passcode: 366402

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May 2021

Bird Club: Bringing Back the Piping Plover to Wisconsin’s Shores

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2020, Sumner Matteson, conservation biologist with the Wisconsin DNR’s Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation,  delivered a stirring history of  Trumpeter Swan recovery in Wisconsin. He’s back with us to report on the history of Piping Plover breeding in Wisconsin and on current conservation efforts to increase nesting numbers of this state-endangered bird. Wisconsin’s Piping Plovers experienced mixed nesting success in Wisconsin in 2020.  Nine breeding pairs occurred in the state, five at the Cat Island restoration chain in lower…

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Memory Cafe

May 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on May 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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 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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Riveredge Virtual Photo Club

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 to attend and for the time being takes place virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94997802912?pwd=dER0SGtoODR6SHRoZS9raEJXTkYxQT09 Meeting ID: 949 9780 2912 Passcode: 366402

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June 2021

Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs: Checking in on the Bird Club’s Investment

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Executive Director Tom Stolp for an update on Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs. This 131-acre project features 3/4 of a mile of shoreline along the Lake Michigan Migratory Flyway and has long been identified as a prime opportunity to conserve and restore bird habitat. And OWLT stewardship coordinator Josh Schlicht will share insights into bird habitat restoration projects and unique birding opportunities across OWLT preserves. Bird Club is free to attend and for the time being…

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