The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Adult Education

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

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, or even grow your own mushrooms.

Festival of Nature– Held every Memorial Day Weekend, this event has over 60 options to choose from as you can customize your experience. Click here for more information.

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