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Friday, 29 December 2017 12:15

Stories of the UEC

In our December 2017 Weekly Guide emails we introduced our supporters and friends to some people they helped connect to the outdoors. We think their stories are pretty awesome so we put them together in case you missed any of the updates. Experience the Urban Ecology Center through the videos below. You'll find a determined teen, a budding butterfly scientist, a Menomonee Valley family, and one of our monthly donors.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 13:04

Your Winter Living Room

As the first snow flurries fell back in November, we hosted a breakfast tour to promote work of the Center. With a fire crackling in the wood stove of Riverside Park, the group had the opportunity to see an elementary school class slide into the building; boisterous laughter and chatter, followed by a miraculous corralling of the kids into a circle by our educators. With the kids now paying perfect attention, the educators say, “This is your Urban Ecology Center. Come back whenever you’d like!”

Feeling the tangible energy in the room, one tour attendee commented, “I’m going to come here and just read a book. What a wonderful place to be.”

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:57

Eco I Do - Green Wedding Expo

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When

Sunday February 18th 2018 (10am - 3pm)

Highlights

Join us at Eco I Do – A Green Wedding Expo at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park! While you’re planning your big day to say “I Do” - don’t forget to ask what you can do to make your wedding eco!

Cost

Tickets are $8/individual $12/couple – available in advance or at the door.

 

Register Today!

 

Meet local caterers and vendors who will help you design a wedding as unique, unforgettable, and environmentally-savvy as you are as a couple! 

Vendors

Willoway Farms

Cream City Ribbon

Veronica Rose Wedding Planner

Jeff McAvoy Art & Design

Purple Door

Bar Stars

August Sweets, LLC

Wood Violet

Miss Molly's Café

Ball N Biscuit Catering

Taylight

Bel Air Cantina

Dreamcatcher Destinations

 

We will also be hosting unique and engaging workshops to help share information about environmentally conscious weddings – the how and the why. Get a basic understanding of what a “green” wedding is and how to host one.

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Wedding at Riverside Park. Photo: Jason Worrell Photography

We will also be hosting a workshop on native plant/locally-grown flower sourcing for wedding bouquets and décor and why this is important. A few other workshops will also be available for participants on food choices and DIY décor! 

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Reception at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside ParkPhoto: Little Giant Photography

 

Do you have questions about this event?

Contact: MaryBeth Kressin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Sponsors

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Tall Guy and a Grill

Willoway Farms

Cream City Ribbon

Veronica Rose Wedding Planner

Jeff McAvoy/invitations

Purple Door

BarStars

August Sweets, LLC

Wood Violet

Miss Molly's Café

Ball N Biscuit

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:37

Improvements on the Oak Leaf Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail is my regular bike commute route from home to work and back. The morning commute is an especially quiet and beautiful experience from the morning a whitetail deer ran alongside me for 50 meters to watching the continuous show of wild geraniums in the spring through scarlet colored sumac in the fall. 

A former Chicago-Northwest Railway line, I sometimes imagine what it would have been like to witness those locomotives flying past. In the 1930s, the “400” trains that rumbled along this route were the fastest long-distance passenger trains in the world! The 400 train was named for the route distance of 400 miles between St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL which it could cover in 400 minutes.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:52

See For Yourself - We're All in This Together

Thank you for your support! You are helping teach kids and adults the mysteries of nature, tranform acres of urban land into beautiful green spaces and provide healthy habitats for plants and animals. After all, we're all in this together!

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:48

All for One and One for All

We talk a lot about the impact of the work you help us do, as we should, because it’s impressive. Together we’re improving academic performance in our students. Community pride abounds. Crime is diminished. Land is healed. Jobs are created and a whole lot of learning happens. Kids, who would be inside watching a screen are outside in nature laughing, learning, and playing.

I am incredibly thankful for all we have done together, and while I can talk all day of our accomplishments, this article is a little different.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 10:15

A New Inhabitant In Riverside Park

Occasionally the Research and Community Science team has a find so cool that we can’t stop ourselves from sharing it. Back in 2006 I started a mammal monitoring project at Riverside Park to document the park’s population, and recently we recorded the most glorious find I have ever experienced at the UEC!

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

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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
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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.

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