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The Urban Ecology Center always encourages everyone to enjoy urban nature any time of the year as we truly believe that the wonders of the outdoors bring people together. And winter is not an exception. 

Between sports and outdoor winter activities, including Urban Candlelight Hike, Pop-Up Excursions, and Adventure Days, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Milwaukee in the winter. 

At the Urban Ecology Center, we are offering great activities to do outside during the coldest season of the year.  Here are a few of our highlights for this winter:

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 14:19

Fun and imaginative play in the forest

It was time to go pick up the kids for another fun field trip so I headed over to the nearby school in one of our buses. Once at school I waited a few minutes for the class and soon the line of little ones came walking down the hall. The group of K5 children was eager to see me and very excited about the field trip they were going on. I asked them if they knew what we were going to be learning about that day and one child eagerly responded with, “Habitats!” I told the group that we were indeed going to be learning about habitats and animal homes and then we headed to the bus to begin the adventure. On the way to the Center, each pair of children had pictures of an animal and its home and they talked with their partner about how the home helped their animal.

When I first started working at the Urban Ecology Center, I had only been in the United States for a year or so. I was still struggling with a lot of stuff: language, friends, work, and what the heck I was going make of myself in this new place. The UEC was my beginning. It was where I began to find myself, my passions, and my place. 

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