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:

Give the Gift of UEC Membership! 

UEC Membership makes a GREAT gift! Give your loved ones a holiday gift of experience and community with a membership to the UEC. Member benefits include free equipment lending, invitations to members-only events, discounts on programming, and a subscription to our member e-newsletter! 

✨ Order by Tuesday, Dec. 21 to ensure (electronic) delivery by December 25 ✨

Stop by any one of our branches to pick up a membership welcome packet if you’d like a physical gift for your recipient!

gift membership

Give the gift of Membership!

Give the Gift of Pop Up Excursion Tickets

Looking for something fun to do outdoors with your friends or a chance to connect with other young adults in a Covid-conscious environment? Join your UEC friends on a Pop-Up Excursion in 2022! A Pop-Up excursion is a spontaneous outdoor adventure where we'll enjoy Milwaukee via skis, snowshoes, kayaks, bikes, food, beverages, and campfires.

Buy tickets in advance at a discount that can be redeemed for any excursion all year round. Pop-Up Excursions will be added to our calendar all year round in 2022! Check our website for more details and buy tickets in advance (before Dec 20 to get by Dec 25):

Buy Pop-Up Excursion tickets here 


Give the Gift of Summer Camp!

Looking for a great gift that carries on through the year or do you have a child in your life seeking outdoor summer adventures? Give the gift of Urban Ecology Center Summer Camp in 2022! 

The Gift of Summer Camp makes a great gift idea that can be shared with friends or family:

Our summer camp offerings are for children in Kindergarten through 8th grades and are offered through summer break time. Camps are led by our UEC educators with groups of 8-12 campers per adult. UEC Summer camps are held at all 3 of our center locations and include immersive, hands-on outdoor explorations in our own backyard! Note: Summer Camp requires advance registration and has limited spaces available. 


Summer Camp Gift holders will receive priority early-bird registration. Gift recipients may register for any available week-long camps through June 1st. The Summer Camp gift is valid for one single-week summer camp offering, up to a $340 value. This promotion ends January 5, 2022. 

Purchase your Summer Camp Gift!

Give the Gift of a Subscription to our Backyard Naturalist Series

Black and Gold BumblebeeDo you know someone interested in urban wildlife who would love to participate in virtual lectures on the amazing life that exists in our backyards? Gift them with a Backyard Naturalist subscription! Each week we focus on a different Backyard Naturalist topic, led by UEC staff as well as different guest lecturers. This series looks at the common, uncommon, and hidden creatures that comprise the ecological communities in our backyards and our houses and the extraordinary stories they tell. 

Purchase an Annual Backyard Naturalist Subscription


UEC online store

And lastly but not least, we have another great gift idea to offer but in a shape of a UEC tangible gift! We're selling cool t-shirts for kids and adults, water bottles, tote and gear bags, bamboo utensil sets, and more! Get UEC items with a 30% off from our online store! This discount is available until the end of the year. 

Buy UEC items here

Limited sizes and quantities available.



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