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Ridges Plans Owl-O-Rama Weekend

Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by Jackie Rath   Comments Off on Ridges Plans Owl-O-Rama Weekend | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Door County Pulse – February 15th, 2024 To raise awareness in the community on how to protect Wisconsin’s owl species, The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Owl-O-Rama on March 1 and 2. The Owl Prowl on Friday, March 1, 6-8:30 pm, begins with a presentation at the Nature Center by Ridges Sanctuary [..Read more]

Gibraltar Schools, The Ridges Sanctuary partner on nature-based 4K program

Posted on Jan 25, 2024 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette, Christopher Clough – January 20th, 2024 FISH CREEK – The Gibraltar Area School District is offering 4K students the chance to take part next year in one of the most unique learning opportunities around – a mostly outdoor opportunity. That’s because the school district entered a partnership with The Ridges [..Read more]

Learning outdoors: New 4K Program Gives Parents Alternate Options

Posted on Jan 25, 2024 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · In the News

Published by NBC26, Katlyn Holt – January 19th, 2024 (The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story) The days of traditional school may be over before they even started for some of Door County’s youngest students. I’m your Door County neighborhood reporter Katlyn Holt, and while a new type of 4K isn’t a [..Read more]

Board Welcomes Nature-Based Ridges 4k Program

Posted on Dec 18, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – December 14th, 2023 Nature-based, 4-year-old kindergarten programming will return next school year to The Ridges Sanctuary, and this time it will become one of three public 4K options in the Gibraltar Area School District. Approved unanimously Dec. 11 for 2024-25 by the Gibraltar school board, the classes based in the indoor classrooms [..Read more]

Tree-to-Tree Communication Topic of 2024 Ridges Reads Book Club

Posted on Dec 18, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News · Programs

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – December 14th, 2023 The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Ridges Reads book club starting in January 2024. This year’s program, titled The Root Issue, will explore the theory of tree-to-tree communication, as well as the scientific evidence that supports the theory and the ongoing debate that surrounds it. Discussions will center [..Read more]

“Natural Christmas” features stories of the season at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor

Posted on Dec 7, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · In the News · Programs

By Eric Peterson, FOX 11 News  – December 6th, 2023 BAILEYS HARBOR (WLUK) — Some might call it a scene right out of a holiday movie. Volunteers at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor are getting an old wooden cabin ready for their “Natural Christmas” celebration on Saturday. “This year, we decided to call it ‘Stories of [..Read more]

Learning by Counting Area Birds

Posted on Nov 22, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Door County Daily News, Tim Kowols – November 18th, 2023 A little bird seed and some patience at your home can go a long way to helping keep track of the area’s bird population. For over 120 years, the National Audubon Society has sponsored the early-winter bird census to track them as they travel across North America as a part [..Read more]

Door County Antennas Tune in to Migrating Birds

Posted on Oct 19, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

Published by Peninsula Pulse, Craig Sterrett – October 18th, 2023 Door County birders might see a short-billed dowitcher wading in the shallows during summer or early fall, but until now, they couldn’t tell where that bird came from or where it was going. Now that the Lake Michigan Bird Observatory has installed 20 radio-telemetry stations [..Read more]

PODCAST: Door County’s Citizen Scientists

Posted on Oct 18, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

By Door County Pulse, October 18th, 2023 What’s a citizen scientist and why are they so important to Door County conservation and land protection organizations? Debra Fitzgerald finds out from Paige Witek, community conservation coordinator for the Door County Land Trust, and Tony Kiszonas, director of research for The Ridges Sanctuary, prior to the first Citizen Science [..Read more]

A Collaborative Celebration of Citizen Scientists

Posted on Oct 6, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · In the News

Published by Peninsula Pulse, Craig Sterrett – October 5th, 2023 Door County has an amazing wealth of natural areas and hundreds of volunteers for multiple organizations who work individually and in teams to aid in ongoing and large-scale research projects and help protect, enhance and monitor dozens of sites. This month, for the first time [..Read more]