The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Educational Programs

The Ridges offers several educational programs year-round. For a complete list of upcoming programs, please see the current Ridges Lites program guide or the calendar of events.

Below is a list of program categories:

Lake Lessons – This series of 12 programs feature different topics with experts from around the Mid-west. Thursday evenings, June – August.

Workshops – Held throughout the year, The Ridges workshops are a hands-on opportunity to make bird boxes, art pieces, wreaths, and even grow mushrooms.

Main Themed Weekends – These weekends focus on one topic; from Owls to Bees. Several opportunities throughout the weekend to be immersed in the topic.

Educational Programs – A variety of topics led by expert instructors. They range from story hour for children, to reptiles, to bird counts.

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