Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

October 7 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
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Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

September 2 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
September 2
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
View Venue Website

Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

August 5 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
View Venue Website

Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

July 1 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
July 1
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
View Venue Website

Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

June 3 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
June 3
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
View Venue Website

Bloom & Groom Plant Sale

May 21 @ 10:00 am

Don’t forget to join CSNI for our annual Bloom & Groom Plant Sale 🪴🌱💐 THIS SATURDAY from 10AM – NOON. Come by Prince of Peace and enjoy music, games and plants for sale (CASH 💵 or CHECK ☑️ only) 1114 S. 25th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
10:00 am CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/578395190195824/

Organizer

Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative
Phone:
414-647-0548
Website:
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Bloom and Groom Flower Sale with VIA!

May 14 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm CDT

Bloom and Groom Flower Sale
Save the date!
Saturday, May 14th
Location:
Trowbridge Square Children’s Play Area
1530 S 38th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
VIA will be selling a range of plants from $1 – $6. Everyone is welcome to stop and purchase flowers and plants. There will be a purchase limit of $30 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. After 12:00pm you can return to purchase more plants.
Visit viacdc.org/event/bloom-groom/ for updates. If you have any questions please reach out to Kevin Solis at 414-409-3442 or email kevin@viacdc.org.
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Venta de Flores Bloom y Groom
¡Marca el calendario!
Sábado, 14 de mayo
Ubicación: Trowbridge Square Children’s Play Area
1530 S 38th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
VIA estará vendiendo flores y plantas de $1 a $6. Todos son bienvenidos para que vengan a comprar. Habrá un límite de compra de $30 de 10:00am a 12:00pm. Después de las 12:00pm puede regresar a comprar más plantas.
Visite viacdc.org/event/bloom-groom/ para obtener actualizaciones. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Kevin Solis al 414-409-3442 o envíe un correo electrónico a kevin@viacdc.org
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Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355045693312768/

Organizer

VIA Community Development Corporation
Phone:
+1 414-383-9038
Email:
info@viacdc.org

Riverside Park Botany Walk

Riverside Park Botany Walk

May 6 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm CDT

(For everyone) Have you ever wondered what that yellow, purple or red flower is? Join our Land Stewardship experts to learn about the taxonomy of plants and their identifying characteristics. We will stroll through our parks to see what’s in bloom and talk about the names and features of the plants we see. Botany Walks occur once per month at each of our Urban Ecology Center branches, on rotating Fridays, so you can join them all!
1st Friday of the month at Riverside Park; for questions reach out to Kim Forbeck, kforbeck@urbanecologycenter.org
2nd Friday of the month at Washington Park; for questions reach out to Michaela Rosenthal, mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org
3rd Friday of the month at Menomonee Valley; for questions reach out to Jeff Veglahn at jveglahn@urbanecologycenter.org
All walks start at the front door of the UEC building at 10:30am until noon. Please, wear comfortable and weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring along a hand lens and a field guide, if you’d like. The Botany Walks take place entirely outside.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255225586730654/?event_time_id=255225593397320

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
+1 414-964-8505
View Venue Website

Terrarium Workshop

April 8 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

(For families) Join us for a fun night of building your own personal terrarium! Sometimes called glass gardens, terrariums are a fun way of exploring your creative side. Through your creativity, you will be able to bring an ecosystem of life to plant friends. Supplies will be provided, though feel free to bring any small objects you would love to see in your terrarium as well. Children under 3 are free.
For questions about this program, please contact Registrar, Augie Rodenbeck, at arodenbeck@urbanecologycenter.org or call 414-626-8518.

Registration is required for this event

Details

Date:
April 8
Time:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
Cost:
$9 – $14
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/475161637670303/

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
3700 W Pierce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215 United States
(414) 964-8505
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Native Landscape Design Workshop

March 24 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm CDT

*Each week is “themed”, so there is a description for each week of the workshop. See below.
Week 1 (February 10th) – Why Plant Natives?
Did you know that the majority of our beneficial native insects have co-evolved for thousands and millions of years to efficiently metabolize our native plants? Learn the many ecological benefits of native plants and why you should incorporate them into your yard. Increase the beauty and function of your yard. Every little habitat helps!
Week 2 (February 17th) – Measuring and Drawing Your Existing Yard
During this session we will discuss how to properly measure the dimensions of your yard and take a site inventory of existing sidewalks, elevation and topography, turf grass space, trees, light conditions, et cetera. Using this information we will create a base map upon which you will draw your landscape design and begin to identify the functional areas of your yard. This session will involve hands-on outdoor and indoor classroom time.
Week 3 (February 24th) – From Functional Concepts to Composition
After gaining an understanding for the physical inventory of your yard, the designing phase can begin. We will brainstorm how we convert functional areas (ie: patio areas, perennial and/or vegetable gardens, et cetera) from conceptual to solidified form composition. There will be individual work time during this session.
Week 4 (March 3rd) – Design Principles
We will continue transforming our conceptual areas into paper and pencil composition. We will also describe the basic design principles, including: proportion and function of space; rhythm, balance and views; plant characteristics of color, texture, wildlife attraction, et cetera.
Week 5 (March 10th) – Preliminary Blueprint Creation Phase 1
Application of the principles to create a quality design will be explained. You will then draw your own preliminary landscape design blueprint, applying the discussed concepts. Majority of this session time will be for individual work time and questions.
Week 6 (March 17th) – Preliminary Blueprint Creation Phase 2
During this session you will have the opportunity to continue working towards the completion of your preliminary landscape blueprint. We will have open discussion for questions. The UEC Land Stewards will be present for personal, hands-on support with any and all of your design questions.
Week 7 (March 24th) – Plant Selection for your Master Design Plan
Now that you’ve learned how to design and plan your landscape, we will discuss the importance of properly preparing your landscape for planting. We will also explore the factors for selecting plants and supplies needed to finish your landscape. You will learn how to read and use plant selection guides to help you choose which plants will do well in your site conditions. This session will involve discussion and individual work time.
For questions about this program, please reach out to our Washington Park Land Steward, Michaela Rosenthal, at mrosenthal@urbanecologycenter.org.

Registration is required for this event.

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CDT
Cost:
$50 – $100
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/492741135492090/?event_time_id=492741138825423

Organizer

Urban Ecology Center
Phone:
414-431-2940
Website:
View Organizer Website
1859 N 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
+14143445460
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