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Urban Ecology Center [edit]
1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 964-8505
www.urbanecologycenter.org/
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The Urban Ecology Center is a neighborhood-based, nonprofit community center featuring classes, exhibits and more about the environment.
 
Upcoming events

Sept. 9, 2015
Symphony of Soil Film Showing

Join Friends of Real Food in celebrating the International Year of Soil by sharing a potluck dinner and watching a film, Symphony of Soil. Using a captivating mix of art and science, this film shows us why we should care about soil. Potluck dinner (6pm) followed by film (6:30 - 8pm) Free.

Sept. 20, 2015
HKE MKE - a benefit hike for the Urban Ecology Center

Enjoy a hike through scenic Milwaukee while supporting the Urban Ecology Center! * Family Friendly! * * Join or Create a Team! * * Explore Urban Nature! * You'll hike in beautiful Riverside Park as well as the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum and more. The routes are family-friendly and tailored to different abilities so everyone can participate. Let's HKE MKE!

Route Information: Rugged wheelchair/stroller accessibility » 2.5-mile loop starting and ending at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park » Fun, educational activities will be available along the path Fundraising

You'll be hiking through the urban habitat that the Urban Ecology Center works to preserve and enhance. Help us raise funds to continue to maintain this beautiful land and connect urban youth and adults to it! Your fundraising efforts will help us: » Teach tens of thousands of urban K4 – high school students about science and nature through hands-on experiences with green spaces in their own neighborhoods! » Manage over 50 acres of native habitat in three Milwaukee parks! » Study the health of wildlife populations in Milwaukee including, turtles, frogs, mammals, invertebrates, snakes and bats! » Connect residents to local waterways through canoeing, kayaking and fishing activities! » Cultivate generations of nature-lovers! To make fundraising more fun, we have prizes! » Raise $50 to get an Urban Ecology Center water bottle. » We’ll also award prizes to our top fundraising individual and top fundraising team.

Registration Details: Adult Member: $20 » Adult Non-member: $25 » Child Member: $10 (age 6 - 17) » Child Non-member: $15 (age 6 - 17) » Kids age 5 and under are free! Register Early! Registrations before September 1st will be eligible for early packet pickup. About the Urban Ecology Center 

The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood. Our Environmental Community Centers: » Provide outdoor science education for urban youth » Protect and use public natural areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant » Preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters » Promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, stewardship, recreation and camaraderie » Practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors The Urban Ecology Center is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 
 


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