In the spring of 2019 we geared up for summer, but due to the pandemic everything we planned had to change. Instead of our staff welcoming people to our branches to guide in-person programs, we virtually welcomed them an educational platform we created -- Urban Ecology Center in My Backyard, filled with amazing programs, activities, and lessons created by our staff experts. We also introduced a shorter print publication featuring upcoming events, membership updates, and Urban Ecology Center news.


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From September 2018 to May 2020, the Urban Ecology Center published a seasonal Program Guide. This guide featured a full season’s worth of programs at all three of our branches.


March - May 2020

December 2019 - February 2020


September - November 2019

June-August 2019

March-May 2019

December 2018-February 2019


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The Urban Ecology Podcast tells the ongoing story of the Urban Ecology Center, an “experiment” still in the works in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee that has been connecting people to nature for nearly three decades. We’ll explore the nature-based educational programming and community engagement efforts that help the Urban Ecology Center make a positive impact locally and globally. Through conversations with staff members, volunteers, and community members, each episode of the Urban Ecology Podcast weaves together stories from the past, present, and future of the Urban Ecology Center. What do we do? How do we do it? How can you do it in your community? And perhaps most importantly, why do we do it? Listen in as we continue working to transform kids, parks, cities, and the world. Nothing like having small goals, eh

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Our quarterly newsletter shares stories of how you're connecting people in cities to nature and each other by supporting the Urban Ecology Center. 

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