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Burdock Brigade Saturdays (Riverside Park)
Riverside Park

Saturday, April 19th

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Exotic Pet Surrender Day
Riverside Park

Saturday, April 19th

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • What We Do

    Urban Adventures

    Explore. Discover. Challenge. Grow.

    Urban Adventures at the Urban Ecology Center are designed to get groups outside, working together, and having fun!  With these programs, you’ll have the opportunity to discover nature in the city, challenge each other to try new things, and develop a sense of camaraderie and work as a team.  Your group will broaden their experiences and learn from each other, while still having a great time and loads of fun. Our programs provide environmental education, build confidence, and strengthen teamwork and group dynamic skills, all while offering a special view on nature and the world around us.

    Whether you are. . .

    • A teacher or instructor looking to get your students out for some environmental education through a fun and active field trip
    • An after-school, summer, church, or youth group wanting to a new experience such as an obstacle course or canoe trip
    • A scout leader seeking to give your troops more variety
    • An athletic team looking for a unique workout, while still having fun and exploring our natural environment
    • An organization or business interested in setting up team building with your coworkers

    ...our Urban Adventures programs have something for you!  Transportation is available in most circumstances, depending on your group’s size.

    Urban Adventure program activities offered include:


    • Environmental Education
    • Kayaking
    • Canoeing
    • Biking
    • Rock Climbing
    • Hiking


    • Environmental Education
    • Snowshoeing
    • Cross-Country Skiing

    Urban Adventures is ideal for:

    • Youth Groups
    • Scout Groups
    • School Groups
    • Teams
    • Staff Outings
    • Team Building
    • Community Groups

    Our programs can be custom-designed depending on your need.  These programs teach new skills, build trust, create a sense of empowerment and positive mental and physical attitude, and connect your group with the community and our environment.

    Taking your group on an adventure is also a great way to support our mission!  Contact Lesley Sheridan, Community Program Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your adventure today!


  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm