Address: Washington Park, 4145 W. Lisbon Ave.
By car: Head north on N 19th St toward W Wells St. Turn left onto W State St. Turn right onto N 27th St. Turn left onto W Lisbon Ave.
By bus: Take the #30 bus west on Wisconsin Ave toward Florist and get off at 40th and Roberts. Follow the path in Washington Park to the UEC.
Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25
Description of Agency/Activities: The Urban Ecology Center is an environmental education organization with two community centers adjacent to Milwaukee County parks. On any given day and you’ll find classes of students from local schools engaging in hands-on learning about science, nature and how to live more sustainably, community members using the array of resources we offer, adventure-seekers borrowing our outdoor recreational equipment, climbing the rock-wall in Riverside Park or canoeing in the lagoon in Washington Park, or people just visiting the center.
Student Role at Agency: For students in SOWJ 1001 and HEAL 1025: This program will take place in Washington Park. Student will assist children and teenagers participating in the Young Scientist Club. Activities vary based on the season and weather, but include indoor science experiments, stewardship projects, and sledding and ice-skating. Those working with the land stewardship program will be working outside (weather permitting) on gardening and habitat building.