Jessica Orlando

Jessica Orlando

Trained as an ecologist, educator, and naturalist, Jessica’s work at Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center combines her skills in mapping, data visualization, and science communication to create positive change in the community.  She has worked on numerous coasts, including Lake Michigan, Gulf of Mexico, Lake Malawi, and Narragansett Bay.  Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tampa and a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Currently a resident of both the sunrise and sunset sides of Lake Michigan (and frequent ferry commuter) she is inspired by our water resources as a driver of environmental, social, and economic well-being and sustainability.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:55

Nashvilles in November?

You may have noticed that bird walks comprise the majority of community science opportunities at the Urban Ecology Center this time of year. And while our species counts may look closer to the temperature these days (if we’re lucky), there are still discoveries waiting to be made. Last week both our Menomonee Valley and Riverside Park bird walks found something we’ve never found before: a Nashville warbler in November!

Monday, 16 July 2018 14:12

Collaborating to Conserve Bats

The Urban Ecology Center’s Research and Community Science program surveys about 30 different types of wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. This amounts to an estimated 300 field research surveys per year! Among all of this, one project in particular stands out as being part of almost every single work day this spring and summer: acoustic bat monitoring.


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