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January 2021

Welcome to the Research and Community Science monthly schedule! The Urban Ecology Center is open to the public with a limited capacity. Please check the home page of our website for the most recent updates. Outdoor volunteer opportunities are available, so please be sure to read below!

Weekly In Person Bird Walks

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We offer weekly bird walks at the three UEC branches that are open to the public. These run every Tuesday at Menomonee Valley, every Wednesday at Washington Park, and every Thursday at Riverside Park from 8:00-10:00am. Register here.

Weekly Virtual Backyard Naturalist Lecture Series

Most Fridays at 9:00am CST

Come join us for weekly Friday virtual lectures on the amazing life that exists in our backyards. Each week will focus on a different Backyard Naturalist topic from birds to archaea. We will cover it ALL, one week at a time! Register here.

Upon registration, you will be sent an email containing the link to the Zoom session. Look for this email 1 hour prior to event start time. (If you do not see this email, it might be based on your personal email filter settings - be sure to check your spam folder)

If you love the Backyard Naturalist Lecture series so much, we encourage you to subscribe to a summer subscription or buy a season for a friend! 

You can find all the previously recorded lectures on Backyard Wildlife and on an Introduction to eBird series here.

Lastly, you can register for a Winter and Yearlong Subscriptions here Subscriptions here to support this weekly series.

January lectures:

(Virtual) Fireside Stories - Bringing in the New Year – Backyard Naturalist Series

(Virtual) Understanding How PFAs Impact Human and Environmental Health – Backyard Naturalist Series

(Virtual) The Spider House Rules – Backyard Naturalist Series

(Virtual) You ain’t Nothin’ but a Groundhog – Backyard Naturalist Series

Please stay safe and as always, Happy Researching! - Maggie, Haley, Ethan, Tim

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