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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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  • Poetry and Nature
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Monday, 23 April 2018
    Poetry and Nature

    As the end of April rounds the snowy bend, we reflect back on National Poetry Month and how the very best writers have intertwined words with nature. From the poetry of Mary Oliver (“There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees…”) to Walt Whitman (“Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows… Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal sanities!”) throughout time people have beautifully captured the essence of the world outdoors.

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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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