Sturgeon Fest


Join RiverEdge Nature Center and DNR staff for a sturgeon filled festival! Pre-sponsor a sturgeon at Sturgeonfest.org to release your own, come early for a water blessing ceremony. Festival is free for all ages, cost of sponsoring a sturgeon to release is $10. Look for the tents just south of the pedestrian bridge at Lakeshore […]

Prairie Hike


Come learn about the history of Lakeshore State Park and the many animals and plants that live here as we take a stroll. We will meet at the north entrance, just south of Discovery World. It’s cooler by the lake this time of the year, so check the weather and dress warm. Free parking is […]

Doors Open Milwaukee


Come down to the park this weekend for Doors Open Milwaukee! Our naturalists will be giving tours of the park roughly every half hour from 10am-5pm. Come learn about the history of the park, the prairie plants and wildlife, and the vision for the future of LSP! Tours will meet at both the north and […]

Doors Open Milwaukee


Come down to the park this weekend for Doors Open Milwaukee! Our naturalists will be giving tours of the park roughly every half hour from 10am-5pm. Come learn about the history of the park, the prairie plants and wildlife, and the vision for the future of LSP! Tours will meet at both the north and […]

Insect Hotels


Students in Katie Martin-Meurer’s 3-D Concepts class at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee made insect hotels from discarded wood to provide habitat for the decreasing population of bugs. The insect hotels were first shown at Lakeshore State Park in May and will be installed permanently in state parks across Wisconsin. Martin-Meurer received $1,000 from the Natural Resources […]

Perseid’s Meteor Shower


Join our naturalists for a viewing of the annual Perseid’s meteor shower, which is expected to have double the activity of last year’s. Look toward the north end of the park, past the city lights, to see the meteors fly by. Free-All Ages. Meet at the north entrance (just south of Discovery World). Free parking […]

Native Plant Demo


Join our naturalists for a native plant hike, then plant your very own native plant seed to take home and watch grow. We will meet at the north entrance to the park (just south of Discovery World). Dress warm, as it is always cooler by the lake. This event is limited to 20 individuals, so […]

Decorate Your Own Reusable Bag


Make your shopping trips more beautiful by decorating your own reusable bag! There will be a variety of canvas bags and paints to choose from. Let’s work together to continue reducing the use of plastic bags for lunch bag and shopping purposes. We will meet at the north entrance to the park (just south of […]

Create Your Own Lakeshore Necklace


Stop by and create your own cabachon necklace with photos taken right here in the park. Stop by any time between 1 and 3, and plan on taking roughly 30 minutes to create your necklace. We will meet at the north entrance to the park (just south of Discovery World). Dress warm, as it is […]

Kids-Food Webs of Lakeshore State Park


Construct a food web using plants and animals of the park, then take a brief walk with our naturalists to search for evidence of these food webs. We will meet at the north entrance to the park (just south of Discovery World). Dress warm, as it is always cooler by the lake. Free Parking is […]