Mequon Nature Preserve has many family-friendly events throughout the year! These events are FREE to attend! Stay tuned to the website and our social media for the latest updates.

For more information contact:

Amanda Neimon


Upcoming Events

Craft and Storytime

Listen to a seasonally-themed book read by one of our staff members! Then take a short, guided hike and come back for a fun nature craft! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Email Amanda at to claim a spot! At 10:00 am on Tuesday: September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, and December 18th. 2024 dates: January 16th, February 13th, March 19th, April 23rd, and May 21st. More dates coming soon. 

Habitat Haunting  

Saturday, October 28th 12:00pm-2:00pm

Trick or Treat around the Streich Family Wetlands in your Halloween costume! Staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the trail passing out candy and other goodies. Games with prizes will be located near Marty’s Playspace. Leashed dogs are welcome! This trail is stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Find Us At These Community Events

Harbor Fest and Sturgeon Fest

Sunday, September 24th 11:00am-3:00pm at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences 

Join Harbor District Milwaukee, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Riveredge Nature Center at Harbor Fest for another year of family fun celebrating all things fish, water, and boats! Harbor Fest will take place in front of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Avenue).

The festival includes a wide variety of free, family-friendly activities related to boats, fish, rivers, art, and science. There will be educational, hands-on experiences for children and adults.