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  • Dreams and Ambitions Come to Life at UEC
    Written by Beth Heller
    Thursday, 22 August 2019
    Dreams and Ambitions Come to Life at UEC

    As Milwaukee’s urban ecosystem fills with the energy brought by more sunlight, blossoming plants and wildlife, the Urban Ecology Center overflows with people looking to enjoy the outdoors. How do we handle this great opportunity? With outstanding summer interns!

    This year 28 interns spent 12 weeks exploring their dreams and ambitions while they worked to connect people to nature and each other.

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  • Excitement for the upcoming school year!
    Written by Lynn Anders
    Thursday, 12 September 2019
    Excitement for the upcoming school year!

    Autumn is knocking, summer vacations are in the rearview mirror and we are preparing for the school year ahead and our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) for schools. While students are thinking about homework and teachers are creating lesson plans, we are in full-gear preparing for tons of outdoor experiences, nature play and educational fun!

    Excitement for new connections

    NEEP is a partnership program. We partner with schools within a 2-mile radius of our branches to provide multiple field trips per year. Students have multiple trips, sometimes for multiple years, to learn in and connect to the land in the green spaces we use as “outdoor classrooms.” In addition, our Educators work closely with teachers to ensure that our programming fits seamlessly into their curriculum.

    Studies have shown that a child needs two things to inspire environmental awareness: constant contact with nature early in life and an adult mentor (parent, teacher, friend) who demonstrates positive behavior toward the environment. Our Environmental Educators are excited to get to know their students and teach them throughout the school year.

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  • Rock Island Camping with Young'ins
    Written by Margaret Siebers
    Tuesday, 27 August 2019
    Rock Island Camping with Young'ins

    This summer, my family had an opportunity to go camping at Rock Island state park in Door County, WI. This was a level up for us because, to date, we had always done car camping. Rock Island does not allow cars or have any sort of store on the island to replenish supplies (read: snacks).

    You bring all supplies with you on a ferry. Then cart everything, including your young children, to the campsite, which is located about a half mile from the boat launch.

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