The Summer Solstice Soiree Was a Smashing Success!

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Sparklers and a bonfire light the night sky after the Summer Solstice Soiree Sparklers and a bonfire light the night sky after the Summer Solstice Soiree

We are so grateful to all of our supporters who attended the Urban Ecology Center's 8th annual Summer Solstice Soiree last Saturday. The Riverside Park branch came to life as guests gathered to celebrate nature in an urban setting. We want to thank all of our guests, sponsors, board of directors, and friends who came to support our mission!

Check out the video and photos below for some highlights from this incredible event. 


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Our Executive Director, Ken, with one of our honorary hosts, Margarete Harvey


IMG 7738Guests gathered outside the building to enjoy the native vegetation planted in our front yard.


DSC 0214 1On each table were letters written by students thanking the Urban Ecology Center for the fun and educational experiences in nature that our educators provide.


DSC 0281Guests observed the native Wisconsin species housed in the Riverside Park branch’s animal room.


DSC 0206A hybrid bike donated by Trek was one of the many amazing silent auction items at the event.


DSC 0465 The event also featured a five minute video about the history of the Urban Ecology Center, created by Serbata Tarrer, a longtime volunteer at the Washington Park branch, and an avid filmmaker.


DSC 0515As the evening drew to a close, guests filled the balconies and the decks on the observation tower to light sparklers and view the bonfire on the opposite side of the Oak Leaf Trail.

Photo Credit: Maddie Bird and Tory Bahe


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