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  • UEC gift ideas galore!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 17 November 2021
    UEC gift ideas galore!

    The holidays are around the corner! We sure hope you'll enjoy time relaxing, spending time in nature, and connecting with people you care about.

    Looking for some holiday gift ideas? Give the gift of a UEC experience! Plus, you'll be supporting our mission of connecting people to nature and each other. Urban Ecology Center gifts are gifts that keep on giving!  Check them out:

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  • Member Highlight: The Levey Family
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 03 December 2021
    Member Highlight: The Levey Family

    “I think we’ll be members forever now.” The Urban Ecology Center had the opportunity to speak with new members, Linda Gorens-Levey and Mike Levey, about their experiences with their UEC membership thus far, and aside from their cheery commitment to being lifelong members, following is some of what they had to share when asked why they decided to sign up.

    Mike explained, “We had two great experiences this year.” Mike and Linda’s son, Ben, had been living at home while working remotely since last March, and they were looking for outdoor family activities. Linda had been aware of the UEC for several years and decided to sign the family up for a cross-country skiing class led by UEC staff member Erin Whitney. Mike recalled their first great experience, “We took a group cross-country skiing lesson on a weekend during the winter, and we just had a great time! It was fun to be out during the pandemic and have that opportunity.” It was at this point that Linda decided to sign the family up as UEC members. They had another great experience shortly after this initial class that reinforced this decision.

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  • Our new Director of Education, Meghan Schopp!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Thursday, 18 November 2021
    Our new Director of Education, Meghan Schopp!

    We are happy to announce that Meghan Schopp will be joining us as our Director of Education, starting on Monday, December 13th.

    Meghan will be coming from the Milwaukee Public Museum, where she leads program development, builds community partnerships, and helps guide strategic planning while managing an interdisciplinary team that delivers innovative programming for children, families, and lifelong learners.

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