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  • Gradual Restarting: On-site and Online
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Thursday, 18 June 2020

    Hello UEC Community,


    Based on COVID 19 public health indicators and our own internal preparedness, we are entering into a phase of our gradual restarting plan that allows us to offer some additional onsite programming.


    With rigorous cleaning practices, regular health screening, PPE, and social distancing measures in place, here are the programs we are running or preparing for:

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  • How to Train your Dragon-fly: Virtual Event
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Thursday, 02 July 2020
    How to Train your Dragon-fly: Virtual Event

    Summer is a prime time for catching and observing zipping dragonflies! In Wisconsin alone, there are 164 species of dragonfly and damselfly. Each one of these species not only has unique iridescent coloring to their thoraxes and abdomens but distinctive wings that are unique to each dragonfly. Scientists have been surveying dragonflies since the 1800s but their migratory patterns are still not fully understood and it is difficult for scientists to survey entire states without the help of the community. In recent years, the popularity of community science projects has allowed members of the community to participate in collecting data. Participating in dragonfly/damselfly surveying helps scientists study and conserve these mysterious shimmering odonates. 

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  • Scenery Paintings
    Written by Jose Basaldua
    Wednesday, 24 June 2020
    Scenery Paintings

    Nature is the ultimate canvas for inspiration. There are many different organisms with homes across a vast number of ecosystems found on this big rock we call Earth. Each organism and its home is different than the next. Well, for the most part. With this great biodiversity came a slew of colors, shape, size, and purpose in the environment. Every stroll I take outside adds to something I may or may not have seen before.

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