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  • Equity, Dignity, and Justice at UEC
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 10 February 2021
    Equity, Dignity, and Justice at UEC

    Hi everyone! I’m Kirsten, one of the Environmental Educators at the UEC. Usually, I’d be here to tell you about the many ways you can connect with nature in your own neighborhood, but this time I’d like to share with you some information about another equally important part of my work at Urban Ecology Center: the Equity, Dignity, and Justice (EDJ) committee.

    So far the EDJ committee has largely focused internally, on learning about oppression alongside our fellow staff at the UEC. Now, with the public release of our anti-racism commitments, we felt it’s time to share the history of this work at the UEC and honor the work that many folks have done that led to this point. Que the proverbial slide-show!

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  • Urban Ecology Center Internships Attract Motivated Change Makers
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 14 July 2021
    Urban Ecology Center Internships Attract Motivated Change Makers

    Summer at the Urban Ecology Center is a time where community engagement is at its peak. From Land Stewardship, Community Programs to children’s summer camps, the Urban Ecology Center grows tremendously. To keep up with the increase in activity summer brings, interns are recruited to help fill in the gaps. With 26 total interns hired this summer to fill an assortment of positions, they bring a fresh perspective to the team and gain valuable experience to help propel them into future careers.

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  • A Reason to Look Up in 2021
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 16 April 2021
    A Reason to Look Up in 2021

    “Why should I look up?” Bob Bonadurer, Planetarium Director of the Milwaukee Public Museum, rhetorically asked this question during an interview that the Urban Ecology Center hosted with him and some members of the Urban Stargazers. Bob marveled that the universe is the ultimate connection, and that looking up and basking in the vastness of it all is incredible.

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