Interesting Programs for High School Age & Up

Interesting Programs for High School Age & Up

Science for Everyone

Science for Everyone is a lecture series to engage, educate and increase public awareness regarding a wide variety of science, history and environment related topics. The programs are for the curious of high school age and older. The presenters give lectures that will both educate and entertain. Beginning January 2017: Science for Everyone will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month with Riveredge hosting the odd months and Lac Lawrann hosting the even months.

This program is a partnership between Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Riveredge Nature Center and the UWM Field Station.

Fee: FREE ($5 donation suggested) No registration required.


Hand-out from the June 20, 2017 presentation on natural landscaping


September 5, 2017 – 7:00 PM (Note Date – 1st Tues. of Month)

Mississippi Kite from Hoo’s Wood Raptor Center

Dianne Moller, Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center
Abstract: Dianne Moller will visit us with live birds including the first Mississippi Kite born in Wisconsin. This special bird club meeting is being co-sponsored by the NJC Bird Club, the Milwaukee Audubon Society and Riveredge Nature Center. Moller founded Hoo’s Woods in 1998 near Milton, WI and is a licensed educator, falconer, rehabilitator and eagle handler.
Host: Riveredge Nature Center

October 17, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Viruses: Friend or Foe

Holly Schneider, Nurse Practitioner
Abstract: Discussion will include illness and viruses today and in history. Did illness swing the outcome of war? How do we know the difference between the flu or a cold? And why can’t they cure the common cold anyway?
Host:  Lac Lawrann Conservancy

November 21, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Timber Wolf Ecology and Conservation

Sara Wyrick
Abstract: Join WDNR volunteer carnivore tracker, Sarah Wyrick, to learn more about the Timber Wolf Alliance (TWA). It’s an educational outreach organization that uses science-based information to promote an ecologically-functional wolf population within suitable habitat in the Upper Midwest.  During her undergraduate research Sarah studied wolf behavior throughout the Central Forests of Wisconsin. She’s currently a microbiology technician for Geneva Laboratories, LLC in southern Wisconsin.
Host: Riveredge Nature Center

December 19, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Protecting our Groundwater Supply: How Richfield is Doing it and Why

Dr. Douglas S Cherkauer
Abstract: Hydrogeologist and resident Dr. Douglas S Cherkauer has been working with the Village of Richfield on a comprehensive groundwater monitoring program for more than a decade. In order to assure that the groundwater resource that supplies all of Richfield residents with water will always be sufficient, the community developed a unique, three part program to protect its water supply. The program involves: 1. land use planning 2. bimonthly monitoring of water levels in wells and waterways and 3. an ordinance that requires new developments to assess their water needs in advance.
Host: Lac Lawrann Conservancy

Future Dates

January 16, 2018 – Riveredge
February 20, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
March 20, 2018 – Riveredge
April 17, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
May 15, 2018 – Riveredge
June 19, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
July 17, 2018 – Riveredge
August 21, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
September 18, 2018 – Riveredge
October 16, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
November 20, 2018 – Riveredge
December 18, 2018 – Lac Lawrann

  1. Aug 23
    Little Hikers
    August 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  2. Aug 26
    Glacial Geology
    August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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