Earth Week Activities & Volunteer Opportunities at The Ridges

The Ridges is hosting activities to celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day this week.

All activities take place at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. On April 23, 10 am – 4 pm, enjoy interactive displays that demonstrate how we can all take care of the Earth. Information on in-home composting, recycling and sustainable and renewable energy will also be available. From 10 am – noon, participate in a Tree Planting Techniques Workshop to learn how to properly pick, prepare and plant a tree for your landscaping. Then practice by planting one at the center.

Kids of all ages will find out how the camel got its hump and the whale got its throat during Just So Storytime from noon – 3 pm. Readings from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling will be followed by stories and crafts of your own creation. Interactive activities and Just So Storytime are free. Tree Planting Techniques Workshop fees are $10 for members, $13 for the general public, and $5 for students and children under 18.

What better way to recycle paper than by making new paper? Drop in between 1 and 3 pm on April 30 to celebrate Arbor Day and help The Ridges recycle old newspapers, cards and construction paper by making new paper to take home. Admission is free.

Interested in volunteering for fieldwork? The Ridges is seeking dedicated volunteers and will conduct free training sessions at The Ridges Kaye Cabin, 8288 Cty Q, from 1 – 4 pm as follows: Eastern Bluebird Monitoring – April 26; Wood Duck Monitoring – April 27; Northern Flying Squirrel Monitoring – April 28; and Orchid Propagation Project – April 29. For more information, contact Brian Forest, Ridges Land Manager, at 920.839.2802 or [email protected].

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