• Happy Earth Day (almost)!
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    Happy Earth Day (almost)!

    In the calendar year of holidays, Earth Day is the young upstart. Full of possibilities, but not clearly defined.

    We can tick off common traditions for holidays like New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Halloween, but what about Earth Day? Yet, even without exciting customs of gift exchanges or dressing up in costume, Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries all over the world! Cool, eh?

    We’d like to help the young holiday of Earth Day have its own annual ritual to mark the important day.

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  • Accessibility at the UEC - Indoors and Out
    Written by CJ Buhk
    Tuesday, 20 March 2018
    Accessibility at the UEC - Indoors and Out

    One of my favorite things is to roll into Riverside Park on a fall day and hear the crunch of leaves under my tires. From the paved oak circle to the crushed limestone path along the Milwaukee River, my power wheelchair and I are a team looking for everything that being in nature brings.

    As an employee of the UEC, I'm super proud of our commitment to providing experiences that bring everyone as far into urban nature as they are willing to go. Together we've learned that sometimes all it takes to increase access to nature for people with disabilities is ingenuity, curiosity and a sense of adventure.

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  • Secret Lives
    Written by Jennifer Callaghan
    Wednesday, 14 March 2018
    Secret Lives

    As I look longingly over the Menomonee Valley river basin currently radiating with spring promise, I am reminded of last week’s bitter rain and our dashed hopes of seeing the season's first Red-winged Blackbird. But spring’s sweet whispers delivered on the high note of a cardinal’s song today again brought hope that spring was still on its way.

    But, what if we weren’t driven by hope but by some kind of undeniable intuition or reverberating internal awareness? How does a wild animal adapt during an unpredictable Wisconsin winter?

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