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Summer Camp isn't just for kids!

Friday, July 15th 6-8:30 PM

Update: All Sessions are full! If you didn't register, please join us next year.

At the Riverside Park branch (1500 E. Park Pl.)

Adults, join us for an evening of summer camp fun with a twist! 


green arrow  Rock Wall Climbing  green arrow

green arrow  Beer tasting and education station  green arrow

green arrow  Paddling  green arrow

green arrow  Obstacle course  green arrow

green arrow  Archery  green arrow

green arrow  Slow ride competition  green arrow

green arrow  Arts and crafts  green arrow

green arrow  Pond exploration  green arrow

green arrow  Photo booth  green arrow

green arrow  Photo scavenger hunt  green arrow

Participants can enter to win a New Belgium prize package. Come on grown-ups, bring your friends and come to summer camp!

Register for an arrival time:

6:00 pm (full)     6:15 pm (full)     6:30 pm (full)      6:45 pm (full)

$20 ($25 for non-members) | Must be age 21 and over.
Space is limited Registration is required by Thursday, July 14th at 5pm.


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Saturday, June 18th 2016

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Come Celebrate 25 Years...

of educating urban youth, preserving the land, connecting people to nature and bringing communities together! We’ve been called Milwaukee’s best hidden gem, but we don’t want to be hidden any longer! Just like the rivers, valleys and green space surrounding our three branches, treasure awaits if someone will only show you the way!

All proceeds from the event directly support the Center’s mission and help to bring the wonders of our urban landscape to more students, families and neighborhoods.

Event Details

6:00pm Drinks & Appetizers

Enjoy a small bite and beverage as you stroll into the event. Along the short paved walk, you’ll learn about the impact your support has on our successful programming and have an opportunity to participate in a unique Scavenger Hunt. (optional)

6:30pm Delectable Dinner Stations & Silent Auction

8:33pm Live Auction & Sunset Celebration

9:00pm Dessert & Coffee

Tickets $150 per person  |  Casual Cocktail Attire  |  Complimentary Valet

Hosted by:
Carolyn & Jay Scott
Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust
Kristyn & Mike Eitel
Susie & Fred Kasten


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Please RSVP by June 6th, 2016. For more information or to register by phone or mail please call Amy LaMacchia at (414) 964-8505 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Processing fees apply to online purchases.

Solstice Event Committee

Penny Cruse  |  Emily Di Nardo  |  Antoine McDuffie  |  Lisa Schultz
Brooke Stringer  |  Mark Stodder  |  Mary Gute Witte 

Thank you to our sponsors! 


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Lianna Bishop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (414) 964-8505.

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Discover how to design and add native plants to your landscape in our 5-week Native Landscaping Workshop Series. Each session is taught by Urban Ecology Center Land Stewards and will have hands-on learning and/or discussion.

All sessions are on Wednesday nights from 5 - 7pm.
April 20th - May 18th

Register for the entire series

$50 for Members / $65 for non-members for entire series. 

Register by April 13th.

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Why Plant Natives? 

This week we'll discuss the many ecological benefits of native plants and why you should incorporate them into your yard.

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Measuring and Drawing your Existing Yard 

This week you'll learn how to properly measure, map and take inventory of your own yard in order to develop a landscape design.

May 4

Creating the Blueprint for your New Yard

This week you'll learn how to draw a landscape blueprint for a beautiful yard that incorporates principles of design and ecology.

May 11

Plant Selection and Site Preparation 

This week we'll discover the importance of proper site preparation and which species of plants to select for your site.

May 18

Planting and Maintaining for the Long Term

This week you'll learn best planting and maintenance techniques through a hands on planting of a native garden in Riverside Park.


Register for the entire series


Mark your Calendar

Native Landscaping Open House

Saturday, May 21 | 10am - 1pm

Adding native Wisconsin flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees to the landscape design of your home or business adds beauty, increases food and habitat for wildlife, and improves soil and water. Talk to local landscaping and native plant professionals to learn how to get started with native landscaping, and purchase native plants best suited for your location! Be sure to attend a presentation during the Open House to deepen your understanding of native landscaping benefits and practical know-how.

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