The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Festival of Nature 2020

The 2020 Festival of Nature has been Rescheduled for

Thursday – Sunday September 3-6th

Registration is Open!

Registration Instructions

Thursday, September 3rd Evening

Festival Dinner               Cost: $35        Limit: 170

Beverage Service                                                                          4:30PM               

Dinner Seating                                                                              5:00PM               

Keynote Presentation                                                                  6:30PM               

Friday, Sept. 4th Morning          

Coffee Clutch with John Bates and Mary Burns      8:00-9:00AM      FREE

1. Plum and Pilot Island Tour

2. Horseshoe Bay Farms Tour – NEW  

3. Segway Ridges Road 

4. Guided Kayak on Kangaroo Lake – NEW                                   

5. Kangaroo Lake Area Bird Diversity – NEW           

6. Woods at Monument Point – NEW       

7. With Love from Nature @ The Ridges – NEW 

8. Cozy up to Conifers        

9. Kayak Nature, Discovery Tour of North Bay     

10. Explore the Mink River Preserve with The Nature Conservancy

11. Explore the Miller Conservation Easement 

12. Explore Open Door Bird Sanctuary

13. Lakeside Coastal Tour 

Friday, Sept. 4th Afternoon       

14. Segway Cave Point

15. Explore Open Door Bird Sanctuary

16. Experience the Brey Cycle Demo Farm

17. Explore Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve 

18. The Plants of the Niagara Escarpment – NEW

19. Natural Soundscapes and the Spirit of Place – NEW

20. Restoration and Hydrology at Oak Road Preserve – NEW

21. Ellison Bay Bluff Exploration

22. Flower Form and Function

23. Wildness Within – NEW

Friday, Sept. 4th Evening                          

Wonder of Weaving with Mary Burns                      5:30PM               FREE    

Saturday, Sept. 5th Morning      

24. Baileys Harbor Bird City Tour

25. Birding & Walking Door County’s Natural Areas FULL DAY

26. Mud Lake Paddle

27. Plum and Pilot Island Tour

28. Waseda Farms Exploratory Wagon Ride

29. Going on a Bear Hunt – NEW

(Suitable for families with children walking – 4 years old)

30. Fossil Excursion         

31. Sunrise Garden Meditation – NEW

32. Old Growth Forest – NEW

33. Explore Solitude Natural Area

34. Ramsar Wetlands of the Door Peninsula

35. Wildflower Exploration – NEW

36. Europe Lake Exploration

37. Major Myths and Misconceptions about Evolution – NEW

38. Lakeside Coastal Tour

39. Wilderness Survival 101 – Middle School Adventure Program NEW

Saturday, Sept. 5th Afternoon

40. Explore The Ridges Sanctuary

41. Clark Lake Paddle Excursion – NEW

42. Explore the Mink River Estuary

43. Traditional Uses of Plants by Indigenous People

44. Lighthouse Bike Tour

45. Terrestrial Invertebrates of The Ridges Sanctuary

46. Fossil Excursion  

47. The Evolution of Colors in Nature

48. Ramsar Wetlands of the Door Peninsula

49. Explore Toft Point

Saturday, Sept. 5th Evening       

50. Nature at Night – NEW

Sunday, Sept. 6th Morning                        

51. The Birdy Bus

52. Yoga and Meditation at Toft Point

53. Waseda Farms Exploratory Wagon Ride

54. Segway Ridges Road 

55. Clark Lake Bike Tour

56. Lakeside Coastal Tour

Sold Out status will be indicated on the registration page. This page will be updated daily.

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