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  • UEC Internships Attract Motivated Change Makers
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 14 July 2021
    UEC 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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  • From Camper to “Coolest Person in the World”, Paige Simenz Comes Full Circle at the UEC
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 24 September 2021
    From Camper to “Coolest Person in the World”, Paige Simenz Comes Full Circle at the UEC

    Paige Simenz fondly recalls her experiences as a kid in the Urban Ecology Center summer camps. Growing up in nearby Shorewood, she says, “I had this sense that whenever I was here, I was exploring, I was doing big things, I was making scientific discoveries. And that stayed with me throughout my entire life.”

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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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