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  • Birding in a Changing Climate
    Written by Tim Vargo
    Wednesday, 20 March 2019
    Birding in a Changing Climate

    The Climate is undeniably changing; globally, regionally and especially within the Urban Ecology Center’s birding programs. This spring marks the 9th Anniversary of the Green Birding Challenge and the 3rd year of the Brew City Birding Festival.  What are these events and how are they changing?

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  • Welcome our new Director of Finance and Operations!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Monday, 22 April 2019
    Welcome our new Director of Finance and Operations!

    We are pleased to announce the hiring of Rachel Nielsen to the role of Director of Finance and Operations!

    “In addition to teaching through the Peace Corps and at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Rachel will bring years of finance and operations experience from the corporate world,” said Ken Leinbach, Executive Director at the Urban Ecology Center. “We are excited to bring her broad experience and expertise to our team.”

    Nielsen comes to the Urban Ecology Center from Rockwell Automation where she was the Global Finance Manager, Low Voltage Motor Control Center Business. Throughout her career, Nielsen has held finance and operations positions at Rockwell and Best Buy.

    “The Urban Ecology Center has such a strong reputation within the Milwaukee community, I am thrilled to be a part of it,” said Nielsen. “I am excited to leverage my experience as a strategic financial leader in multiple industries to help advance the Urban Ecology Center's mission in this exciting time.”

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  • Fun and imaginative play in the forest
    Written by Regina Miller
    Tuesday, 09 April 2019
    Fun and imaginative play in the forest

    It was time to go pick up the kids for another fun field trip so I headed over to the nearby school in one of our buses. Once at school I waited a few minutes for the class and soon the line of little ones came walking down the hall. The group of K5 children was eager to see me and very excited about the field trip they were going on. I asked them if they knew what we were going to be learning about that day and one child eagerly responded with, “Habitats!” I told the group that we were indeed going to be learning about habitats and animal homes and then we headed to the bus to begin the adventure. On the way to the Center, each pair of children had pictures of an animal and its home and they talked with their partner about how the home helped their animal.

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