The nationally recognized Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP)’s innovative approach to environmental education offers a unique opportunity for you to supplement your science curricula. With NEEP, schools partner with the Urban Ecology Center for an entire year, transforming the experience from just another field trip to a permanent outdoor classroom where you can reinforce science concepts taught in class with hands-on outdoor activities during multiple visits.
Our science-based programs range from basic wildlife and ecology studies, to the physics of sound and light, to simple machines, to energy, to recycling. At a time when physical education programs are being cut, the Center also offers valuable kinesthetic learning opportunities, including rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, snow shoeing and ice skating. Our custom designed programs meet the needs and desires of the teachers and school districts.
For more information
To find out more about why the Urban Ecology Center is more than just a field trip site, contact Beth Heller, Director of Education, (414) 964-8505, x103 or
National Recognition for NEEP
The National Environmental Education Advancement Project selected the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project as one of the most unique and effective programs in the state, inviting us to share our model with five different urban regions in Wisconsin.
Environmental Education Sponsorship Opportunities
The Urban Ecology Center relies on community sponsors to help provide terrific programming to schools. The total cost per school for our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) is $9,200, $4,200 of which is covered by the school. A sponsor can match the investment with $5,000. Contact our Corporate Relations Manager Lianna Bishop at (414) 964-8505, 136, or , if you or your organization would like to become a NEEP sponsor. Click here for more information on recognition and sponsor benefits.
For the 2013-2014 year, the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) is supported by*:
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc.
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Bank
New Belgium Brewing Company
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Wave of Hope
Weiss Family Foundation
*Last updated 7/18/14