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  • Accessibility at the UEC - Indoors and Out
    Written by CJ Buhk
    Tuesday, 20 March 2018
    Accessibility at the UEC - Indoors and Out

    One of my favorite things is to roll into Riverside Park on a fall day and hear the crunch of leaves under my tires. From the paved oak circle to the crushed limestone path along the Milwaukee River, my power wheelchair and I are a team looking for everything that being in nature brings.

    As an employee of the UEC, I'm super proud of our commitment to providing experiences that bring everyone as far into urban nature as they are willing to go. Together we've learned that sometimes all it takes to increase access to nature for people with disabilities is ingenuity, curiosity and a sense of adventure.

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  • Seeds of Change
    Written by Jeff Veglahn
    Monday, 16 April 2018
    Seeds of Change

    A seed is small and complex, 

    And will keep you perplexed, 

    On how it relents, 

    From seasons to next.

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  • Earth Day: Uniting the World & Our Neighborhoods
    Written by Michaela Molter
    Thursday, 29 March 2018
    Earth Day: Uniting the World & Our Neighborhoods

    Did you know Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States nearly fifty years ago? This annual event, which began on April 22, 1970, was proposed as a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Denis Hayes, and Paul Erlich. Twenty years later the event went global. Today, more than one billion people in nearly 200 countries participate internationally in Earth Day activities each year!

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