• An International Impact
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Monday, 15 May 2017
    An International Impact

    As we created Urban Ecology Center branches, we were barely thinking outside of the bounds of our neighborhoods. Our goals were all about “acting local” - protecting and enhancing Milwaukee’s natural areas and its surrounding waters. “Thinking global” was attainable, but “acting global” seemed a bit out of reach. The thought of our work having anything to do with places as far flung as Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, the Congo or Tanzania was not even possible to conceive of back in those earlier days.

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  • Naturescaping Design Principles
    Written by Michaela Molter
    Thursday, 14 September 2017
    Naturescaping Design Principles

    People around the country are joining in on the growing native plant gardening movement. In addition to providing a multitude of vital habitat components for wildlife, native grasses, sedges, wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns also conserve water, are less maintenance than majority of ornamental cultivars, and save money in multiple ways.

    Yet, even with all these benefits it can be challenging to work through the many stigmas that have come to over shadow Naturescaping.

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  • Announcing our Latest College-level Course: Conservation Biology
    Written by Tim Vargo
    Wednesday, 06 September 2017
    Announcing our Latest College-level Course: Conservation Biology

    If you’re familiar with the term lifelong learning, the idea is that the desire to learn about the world remains strong with people who aren’t enrolled in a course at an institution of higher learning. Here at the Center we’ve previously offered college-level courses in Tropical Ecology and Plant Systematics, and now we’re excited to announce a course in Conservation Biology.

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