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Written by Glenna Holstein
    Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Join the Conversation!

Several times a week, I get to hear new ideas — from members, visitors or Young Scientists. Each person who participates at the Urban Ecology Center has experiences, knowledge and ideas to share, and one of my favorite parts of my job is getting the chance to hear the ideas from our community.

As you can imagine, some of my favorite events at the Center are our Community Forums—meetings that are open to the public, whose intent is to give our whole community the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas, and for our staff to have the chance to connect with community members and listen to these opinions and ideas.

This fall at our Menomonee Valley branch, we will have two opportunities to participate in a Community Forum: Monday, May 9th from 11:30am-noon, and Tuesday May 10th from 6 -7:30pm. You can register on our website if you would like, but it is not necessary to register in advance. At each forum, we want to hear about your experiences and ideas about our programs. We will also share a meal together as we get to know one another. Each forum will also be followed by a brief, optional tour of the building and the park.

We hope to see you at one of the Community Forums — come join the conversation!


Esta entrada de blog se encuentra en en ambos idiomas, inglés y español, para asegurar que nuestras comunidades angloparlantes y hispanohablantes pueden recibir nuestra invitación de participar en los Foros Comunitarios. Los dos foros se facilitarán de manera bilingüe. Mientras tanto, tenemos muchos empleados bilingües en nuestro edificio de Menomonee Valley que pueden ayudar a los visitantes que hablan español. Haga clic aquí para leer esta entrada del blog en español.

Photo Credit: Jeff McAvoy
Glenna Holstein

Glenna Holstein

Glenna grew up a mile up the river from the Riverside Park, so the Urban Ecology Center has always been important to her. Her studies and work have taken her all over the hemisphere, but her home has always been right here in Milwaukee. As Menomonee Valley Branch Manager, she is delighted to be part of the team that is working to connect a new community to the nature in their neighborhood. Her favorite things to do include hiking, exploring, cooking, singing, building forts, and trying to convince children that cockleburs are really baby porcupines!

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