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The same fun, hands-on, outdoor learning activities provided to our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) partner schools are also available to everyone in our after-school programs! From nature hikes to recycled art, animal studies to science experiments, these programs keep kids engaged and entertained in their after-school hours.

Read on to learn more about the regular programs scheduled at our Riverside Park, Washington Park, and Menomonee Valley branches, as well as customizable programs for groups.

Take a quick look at our after-school program in the Menomonee Valley!

 

Riverside Park

Nature Rangers - Nature Club

Wednesdays: 4 - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - noon

Ages 6-10 years

*Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $60, Price Break: $45 per season - Fall (September through November), Winter (December through February), or Spring (March through May)

Kids ages 6 to 10 unite at Riverside Park for an out of school Nature Club right here in the city! We'll explore many angles of urban ecology - from experiments to outdoor skill building, hikes to animal encounters - we will even venture on a field trip or two this fall together. We'll get to know each other and the park this season. Please dress for the weather. Water bottle and snack are encouraged. 

Sign up for our upcoming offering of Nature Rangers!

 

Washington Park

Young Scientist Club - Nature Club

Wednesdays: 4 - 6 pm
Saturdays 10 am - noon

Ages 6 - 10 years old

*Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $30 | Price Break: $15 per season - Fall (September through November), Winter (December through February), or Spring (March through May)

Kids ages 6 to 10 unite at Washington Park for an Out of School Nature Club right here in the city! We'll explore many angles of urban ecology - from garden care to harvesting from the raised beds and orchards, experiments, bike rides, fishing, and more. Young Scientists will also venture on a field trip or two this fall together. We'll get to know each other and the park this season. Please dress for the weather & bring a water bottle. Snacks provided each club session.

See the Washington Park schedule!

 

Menomonee Valley

Valley Explorers - Nature Club

Wednesdays: 4 - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - noon

Ages 6 - 12 years old

*Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $30 | Price Break: $15 per season - Fall (September through November), Winter (December through February), or Spring (March through May)

Join us in Menomonee Valley for an after-school program that is filled with educational adventures! Kids will build nature-based arts and crafts, create self-guided research projects, and find new ways to engage in nature play- and so much more! Throughout this program, the kids will be encouraged to be engaged, ask questions, and discover new things along the way. 

See the Valley Explorers schedule and register today!

*Personal financial situations vary widely so we provide multiple pricing options to make our programs accessible. The highest listed price fully covers the cost of the program. Lower prices reflect the generosity of our supporters who help us ensure programs are available to everyone. Please choose the option that best fits you, your family and your guests.


Request a Custom After School Program:

The Urban Ecology Center offers customized after-school programming for Community Learning Centers, scouting programs, youth groups, and schools. Active, fun, hands-on science and nature education is integral to each outing, and transportation is included.

To set up an after-school program at one of our branches, contact:

(414) 964-8505 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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