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The nationally recognized Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP)’s innovative approach to environmental education offers a unique opportunity for you to supplement your science curricula.  With NEEP, schools partner with the Urban Ecology Center for an entire year, transforming the experience from just another field trip to a permanent outdoor classroom where you can reinforce science concepts taught in class with hands-on outdoor activities during multiple visits.

Our science-based programs range from basic wildlife and ecology studies, to the physics of sound and light, to simple machines, to energy, to recycling.  At a time when physical education programs are being cut, the Center also offers valuable kinesthetic learning opportunities, including rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, snow shoeing and ice skating. Our custom designed programs meet the needs and desires of the teachers and school districts.

For more information

To find out more about why the Urban Ecology Center is more than just a field trip site, contact Lynn Anders, Environmental Education Manager, (414) 964-8505, x125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Recognition for NEEP

The National Environmental Education Advancement Project selected the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project as one of the most unique and effective programs in the state, inviting us to share our model with five different urban regions in Wisconsin.

Environmental Education Sponsorship Opportunities

The Urban Ecology Center relies on community sponsors to help provide terrific programming to schools. Each school contributes a portion of the cost for a NEEP contract and generous donors and corporate partners contribute the remainder. Contact our Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager, Aria Duax, at (414) 964-8505, x136 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you or your organization would like to become a NEEP sponsor.   

For the 2018-2019 year, the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP) was supported by*:

Antonia Foundation
Argosy Foundation
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
Badger Meter
BMO Harris Bank
Brady Corporation
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Colectivo Coffee
Eaton Corporation
ELM II Fund
Gannett Foundation
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc.
Hauske Family Foundation
Herzfeld Foundation
Maihaugen Foundation
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
PNC Foundationg
Puelicher Foundation, Inc.
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Rexnord
Rockwell Automation
Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation
The George B. Storer Foundation
The PNC Financial Services Group
U.S. Bank Foundation
U.S. Forest Service
We Energies Foundation
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

*Last updated 9/05/19

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