The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Programs and Events

For a calendar look of all upcoming programs, visit our events calendar by clicking here.


Festival of Nature Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 17th annual Festival of Nature is now open! This event is held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 and features more than 60 programs, including birding, biking, hiking and paddling experiences. Explore Door County and celebrate its precious species, rare habitats, and natural beauty. Click here for more information.


History of Door County Maple Syrup – Saturday, April 13; 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Join Steve Jorns as he walks us through the culture, history and nature behind maple syrup in Door County. Steve comes to us with years of experience, and many more years of family history rooted in the
maple syrup industry.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Midwest Crane Count Volunteers – Saturday, April 13; 5:00 – 7:30 AM

The primary purposes of the Crane Count are to help monitor the abundance and distribution of cranes in the Upper Midwest and to introduce people to cranes and their natural environment. Counters are needed to survey for cranes on designated sites throughout Door County.
No previous experience needed. End the morning with coffee and donuts at the Cook-Fuller Center.

Contact Matt Peter at matt@ridgessanctuary.org or 920-839-2802 for more information about the Crane Count and other citizen monitoring volunteer opportunities.

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