Urban Ecology Center Inc

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Environment, Sports

Location: 1500 E. Park Place, Riverside Park Milwaukee WI 53211 USA

Mission: The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for positive 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, recreation, stewardship and camaraderie.
Geographic areas served: Milwaukee, WI
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Urban Ecology Center is located in a Milwaukee Park, Riverside Park.
This park was not being kept up and was not used by many people.
The UEC changed that. The park is now a vibrant place.
Many children who have never had the opportunity to investigate the
outdoors are thrilled to come to UEC.

These kids learn about trees,plants,birds,insects,wildlife and how to
care for all these. They love it! The Urban Ecology Center is a good
thing for the neighborhhood too. I know, because I grew up here, and this was MY park.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing Riverside Park come back to life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just be thankful for all the smart, talented people who have made this organization possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Twenty years ago I lived near Riverside Park and I was among the few who ventured into it. The park was poorly maintained and considered dangerous. I have watched the Urban Ecology Center grow and the Park become inviting and popular. I have worked with UEC staff when writing my book about the need for natural areas in cities to help connect people with nature and develop an environmental ethic. They do a remarkable job and I consider the UEC one of the best things happening in Milwaukee, a model for environmental education that should be emulated in every city.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Due to their stewardship, the condition of Riverside Park has evolved from dangerous to inviting, shunned to popular.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to connect children with the natural environment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, knowledgeable, committed, helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build more satellite centers and reach more of the city's children.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to be involved with it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...


One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every month

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