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.
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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
For the 2015-2016 year, the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) is supported by*:
Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation
Badger Meter Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc.
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Inc.
Jerome J. and Dorothy H. Holz Family Foundation
Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, Inc
Lang Family Foundation, Inc.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
New Belgium Brewing Company
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Puelicher Foundation, Inc.
Ralph Evinrude Foundation
Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
U.S. Forest Service
WEYCO Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
*Last updated 12/22/16