Address: In Washington Park, 4145 W. Lisbon Ave.
Transportation: Take the #30 bus west on Wisconsin Ave toward Florist and disembark at 40th and Roberts. Follow the path in Washington Park to the UEC.
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 20 Minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 Minutes
Orientation: January 26: 3:30PM in the Service Learning Office.
Days/Hours of Operation:
Young Scientist Club - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-6:00pm or Saturday 1:00-4:00pm.
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 in Agency: 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.
Mandatory site orientation and 2 hours per week for the remainder of the semester. Volunteer application and background checks are required and can be completed at orientation.