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.

June 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Landscaping with Natural Plants, or How to Keep Your Kids Happy by Mowing Less Lawn

Paul De Chant, President, Friends of Lac Lawrann
Abstract: This presentation will be a short look at how to incorporate native plants into your city or country landscape to help you mow less grass, attract wildlife and make life easier on yourself.  With all that time you save from mowing the lawn, you’ll have time to enjoy your outdoor habitat.
Host:  Lac Lawrann Conservancy

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

July 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Wisconsin’s Summer Night Sky

Scott Nehring, a member of the Northern Cross Science Foundation
Abstract: Scott will teach us about the constellations we can expect to see in the summer night sky.  Visible planets, moon phases and other astrological events will also be discussed.  Stick around after dark to see Jupiter and its moons, as well as, Saturn and its rings through Scott’s telescope or bring your own binoculars to see the evening sky close up.
Host: Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI

August 15, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Citizen Scientists Hit the Road to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Jill Hapner, Ph.D., Executive Director Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.
Abstract: Nearly 200 local citizen scientists drove, hiked and biked 26,000 miles through their neighborhoods to identify and map 5 target invasive plant species.  Jill will share the results of that 8-county roadside survey and subsequent efforts to control the mapped populations.
Host:  Lac Lawrann Conservancy

Future Dates

September 19, 2017 – Riveredge
October 17, 2017 – Lac Lawrann
November 21, 2017 – Riveredge
December 19, 2017 – Lac Lawrann

  1. Jul 31
    Junior Naturalist Camp – Nature Detectives
    July 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Aug 1
    Junior Naturalist Camp – Nature Detectives
    August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Aug 2
    Junior Naturalist Camp – Nature Detectives
    August 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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