Children's Programming at Riveredge!
Individual Learning | Scout and Group | Educational School Field Trips | Special Events
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
Children's Nature Library and Programming
The Children’s Nature Library offers a wide selection of nature-themed fiction and non-fiction books appropriate for youth age infant to young adult. Our library will help your child(ren) to discover and explore their individual interests through reading, and related programming takes this adventure to the next level. Click here to find out more.
Nature Journeys Summer Camp
Summer is the time for Nature Journeys at Riveredge. Nature Journeys offers a series camp experiences for youth, teens, and families designed to connect people with the natural world in a deep and meaningful way by building on skills and awareness from one camp to the next. Each Nature Journey engages campers in unique outdoor explorations while also taking the time to build a more intimate and reflective outdoor experience. Click here to find a summer day camp that is Perfect for Your child!
SCOUT AND GROUP OPPORTUNITIES:
Children's Group and Scout Program Opportunities
Are you looking for exciting and fun field trips for your scouts or children's group? You've come to the right place. Riveredge has programming designed specifically for children's groups. Click here to find out more! Also, see below for Summer Day Adventures...another great group opportunity!
Summer Day Adventures
Looking for a great summer activity for your children’s group, day care, or scout group?
Check out Summer Day Adventures at Riveredge Nature Center. Enjoy a 1-1/2 hour educational program for 4 – 12 year olds led by a Riveredge Naturalist. Using our nature preserve and equipment, your group will experience the joys of exploring nature in the summer. Click here to learn more!
EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNTIES:
Homeschool Science Education at Riveredge Nature Center
Join us in our 380 acre science laboratory as we explore and learn about the natural world, ask questions, and make connections.
Homeschool Ed-ventures is a hands-on science education program for homeschooled students that incorporates systems thinking and student-directed learning. Click here to find out how you can get involved in this exceptional opportunity!
K-8 School Field Trip Opportunities
Environmental Education Field Trips at Riveredge Nature Center!
"Research shows that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other methods of direct-experience learning produce students with improved standardized test scores and grade-point averages and enhanced skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making." Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Riveredge's K-8 School Field Trip experiences can fulfill this important component of your curriculum. Find out how YOUR school can get involved in this unique experience at Riveredge!
Testing the Waters - Water Quality Training for Teachers and Students
“Testing the Waters”: Linking Students and Water through Technology (TTW) is an environmental education program that trains high school students in the Milwaukee River Watershed to become active decision makers. Through this program, students and teachers receive an education in river ecology and responsible
citizenship. Find out more about this exciting opportunity for educators and their students!
Maple Sugarin' Children's Programs
Earth Day Work and Learn Event
“Color Your World” Outdoor Art Camp
Wednesday to Friday, June 15, 16 and
17, 9 am-Noon
Join us for this colorful 3-part art expedition through the streets of Cedarburg, the trails and ponds of Riveredge Nature Center and rural adventures at the Family Farm in Grafton.
Groups of instructors will take youngsters ages 17 and under through an artful exploration of a variety of scenes culminating with a free entry into the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s Youth Outdoor Art Contest (“en plein air”) that runs June 15-26. (Campers ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.) Art campers will learn skills geared for creative outdoor work including lighting, perspective, shading, capturing the details of plants and animals, landscapes, architectural elements and much more! Camps run from 9 am-12 pm each day and include art supplies, a snack and a special tour at each location.
9 am, June 15 – Meet at the Cedarburg Cultural Center for “City Scenes”
9 am, June 16 – Meet at Riveredge Nature Center for “Trail Mix”
9 am, June 17 – Meet at the Family Farm for “Farm Friends”
Color Your World Outdoor Art Camp and Youth Outdoor Art Contest support is sponsored by the Love 4 Lexi Foundation, a supporter of Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee and other children’s charities. (Logo attached)
Cedarburg Cultural Center *W62 N546 Washington Avenue * Cedarburg, WI 53012
The Family Farm * 328 Port Washington Road (County W) * Grafton, WI 53024
Riveredge Nature Center * 4458 County Hwy Y * Saukville, WI 53080