Riveredge Nature Center was one of the first and today is one of the largest nature centers in southeastern Wisconsin. The Center sits on a 370-acre sanctuary consisting of prairies, forest, ponds and marshes along the Milwaukee River. The sanctuary serves to protect the local ecology, its plants and animals and their natural interactions. It offers the opportunity for the study and observations of nature while protecting it from disruption. Each year around 8,000 students from over 80 schools come to Riveredge to experience the wonder of nature through our hands-on nature education programs. Riveredge Nature Center receives no tax dollars and depends on membership, private and corporate contributions, grants and facility rentals to support our mission. For more information or to take a hike, visit www.riveredge.us or call 1-800-287-8098.