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Current Research & Community Science Schedule


Weeks of October 7th - October 20th

Welcome to the Research and Community Science bi-weekly schedule! Please check our calander to keep track of all the research and community science programs happening each week during the busy summer field season. From invertebrates to vertebrates, our repetoire of summer programming is sure to offer something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner or an expert scientist, we invite you to participate in our community science program offerings. We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience levels. Please contact Maggie Steinhauer at mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities. 

 Thank you to everyone that came out and showed your support for the Urban Ecology Center by participating in HKE MKE. We had a great time out there with you looking for birds and sharing the history of the land with you.  

With summer all but over, we have one last bird banding session before our field work is over for the season. We will be bird banding at Menmonee Valley on 10/8 at 6:30am. It will be a very chilly fall day, so please dress for the weather email Maggie with any other questions and to be put onto the bird banding email list at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The past couple of weeks were steady bird banding sessions at Riverside Park and at Washington Park. Birds banded ranged from several swainson thrushes, multiple warblers, and white-throated sparrows. Lots of warbler identification books are being put to use as the warblers are in their notoriously diffcult to identify non-breeding plumage. This experience is something you don't want to miss. We hope to see you out there!

Please join us for the Naturalist Choice Field Trip on October 5th! The field trip content will depend on what interesting events are happening in the Milwaukee area. The location and activities will vary based on mother nature. Please email Tim Vargo with any questions about this field trip: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope to see you out there!

Happy Researching! - Maggie, Ethan, Tim



Research and Community Science News:

We are excited to annouce that the Urban Ecology Center will be leading a trip to Brazil in August of 2020. That is less then a year away so get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. More details are coming out soon, but please check out our website for more information.

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Washington Park Botany Walk

Washington Park

Friday, October 18th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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ROOT - Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Friday, October 18th

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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