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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:52

Stand Up Paddleboards

Summer is in full swing here at the Urban Ecology Center! The windows are open, the bullfrogs are croaking, there are interns everywhere, and the boat racks are empty every weekend during these hot, sunny days.

While our canoes and kayaks are quite popular, did you know that we lend a third type of watercraft to our members as well? Stand up paddleboards (SUPs)! If you find yourself wanting a new, up close, adventure on the water give our paddleboards a try!

Thursday, 29 June 2017 12:08

See For Yourself - UEC Summer Camps

For many young people in Milwaukee living in poverty, the summer months can mean a lack of access to resources that support academic and developmental progress.

But YOU are making a difference! Your support is helping give Milwaukee’s children a chance to have a better summer experience by getting them outside and engaging in nature-based learning. Thank you!

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:24

Concerts at the Urban Ecology Center

John Gorka concert headline

IN CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

SOLD OUT!

Due to popular demand, tickets for John Gorka at our Riverside Park branch are sold out. We are incredibly grateful for the interest in this unique event and the outpouring of support for the Urban Ecology Center.

John Gorka photo by Jos Van Vliet

Friday, March 31  7:30 - 9:30 pm at our Riverside Park branch

$20 for members, $25 for non-members

Sponsored by


Prairie Springs The Paul Fleckenstein Trust
Transfer Pizzaria Cafe

Hailing from New Jersey but honed in the coffee houses of eastern Pennsylvania, John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80’s folk scene. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-songwriter has been copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits, and still suits him well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.

Now a Minnesota resident, Gorka recorded this performance of "Blue Chalk" for Twin Cities Public television in 2013.

 

*Reserving a seat ensures your admittance to the concert and place in the audience. All Urban Ecology Center shows are general admission and specific seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:50

See for Yourself - Facility Rentals at the UEC

In 2016, over 9,000 people attended events hosted by renters at our three branches. From weddings to meetings, we offer 14 eco-friendly spaces and many amenities that are perfect for small to fairly large groups.

More importantly, by holding an event at the Urban Ecology Center, you are helping a child to get out into nature. You are helping an adult canoe for the first time and a teen teach kids how to grow a garden.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:53

Building the World We Want

As we usher in 2017, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of change. It seems like it’s something all of us want, in some way or another. We may have different ideas about what kind of change, but I get the sense that most folks would agree with the statement that “The way the world is right now is not ok. We need a change.”

This desire for change has created a lot of conversations about what within the status quo we need to fight against. For me, it’s a long list: climate change, injustice, disparity, oppression, just to name a few. I am exhausted by just talking about what it takes to fight all these huge societal ills. And while these conversations are critically important, I’ve realized that we tend to spend much less time talking about what it is we are working for.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 09:00

It’s Easy to Start Your Year off Well!

Keeping New Year’s resolutions can be hard. Especially if one of your resolutions is to be active outdoors the middle of a season that usually keeps us indoors. I’ve learned that finding a group of people with similar interests can help get me going. So, if you’re aiming to start your year with more exercise, less stress and more meaningful time with family, we can connect you with others to help you along. Soon the resolution will become a part of your usual routine.

Environmental education is at the core of our mission. The main way we accomplish this during the school year is our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP). Through NEEP our partner schools send students to our branches for hands on science and environmental lessons.

We’re educating the next generation of environmental leaders. Plus, they have so much fun they don’t realize how much they’re learning!

Friday, 23 September 2016 16:09

Enchanted Forest

Our Enchanted Forest event features the best nightlife in Milwaukee! Kids and their grown-ups will enjoy a guided nighttime walk through Riverside Park and encounter costumed characters along the way.

After the hike, come back inside the Center for games, crafts, and hot apple cider.

Walks begin at 5:30 pm and leave about every 20 minutes. The last walk leaves at 7:20 pm. Please register below for the available walk time of your choice.

enchanted forest 2016 web page graphic

 

Register for your walk!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 13:14

A Beautiful Day for a Hike

The Urban Ecology Center hosted our second annual benefit hike, HKE MKE, on Sunday, September 18 and it was a beautiful day for the 2.5 mile hike! Over 400 people of all ages enjoyed the hike along the Milwaukee River Corridor and the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, participating in interactive stops along the way.

Friday, 02 September 2016 17:29

See for Yourself - So Much Life!

How can you express all that the Urban Ecology Center is to so many people and animals alike? These photos are just a small sample of what you can find at our branches. But there's a thread that goes through all of what we do - life! There's so much life!
Look for the phrase “So Much Life” in our communications and use it with your friends. When they ask why you’re a part of the Urban Ecology Center, just say “Because there’s So Much Life!” 

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