• So Much Life!
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Friday, 02 September 2016
    So Much Life!

    Can a few words ever capture all that the Urban Ecology Center is? Take this real-life experience on the Milwaukee River, for example:

    Full moon. Summer night. A beaver’s tail slapped. The river glistened in the light. Baby ducklings twittered, their silhouettes lined up behind their mother. Bats skimmed the water and two bull frogs competed with a gaa-rumph mating call.

    How do you sum up all that? Or how about this memory:

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  • Green Career Pipeline: Voices of Our Future
    Written by Beth Heller
    Monday, 24 October 2016
    Green Career Pipeline: Voices of Our Future

    Malachi Crenshaw, a 10th grader at Rufus King High School, finished teaching his first solo Water Safety Course when I met him at the Washington Park branch. I asked him if he had been nervous about being the only instructor and he said “I was more curious. I’m pretty comfortable with public speaking and I know the content, so I mostly was interested to see how those would come together.” This is exactly the kind of experience we hope to provide to our High School Outdoor Leaders – hands-on work.

    The High School Outdoor Leader program is one step in our “green career pipeline.”

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  • Reflection of Summer Lunches
    Written by Chad Thomack
    Friday, 21 October 2016
    Reflection of Summer Lunches

    Even though we are a few months into the school year, I can’t help but reflect on my summer as a camp leader. Think of this as a preview of what your friends and family could look forward to next year.

    The theme that sticks out most for me and my summer was my lunches. Yep, I said it, lunch. Last year I ate lunch outside at over 20 different places in Milwaukee. I am not talking about your local restaurants. I am talking packing up a lunch and driving, biking, hiking or paddling to our lunch destination.

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