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Botany Walk at Menomonee Valley

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(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

Free

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Botany Walk at Menomonee Valley

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(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

Free

Playful Palette II – Art Reception

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Enjoy a colorful selection of Jolie Collins' acrylic paintings and mixed media works on display at the Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley from June 10 - July 15, 2022. Exhibit kicks off with an Art Reception on Friday, June 10th from 4 - 6 pm."Playful Palette II: Colorful Experiments in Abstract" is a fun

Free

Bike to Work Week Commuter Station – Valley Passage

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Join the Urban Ecology Center and the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail for a morning coffee and snack on your commute to work. Learn about what these two organizations do and meet new people along the way!For any additional questions about this program, reach out to Angélica Sánchez at asanchez@urbanecologycenter.org. Registration is NOT

Birds & Beverages – Brew City Birding Festival

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(For everyone) Come join us for this fun Sunset Bird Walk accompanied with some coffee! We will be learning bird basics using binoculars and identifying common Wisconsin Backyard/Urban Birds. Coffee will be available. It will be a fun event where people can come and learn some skills that they can take with them in their

$7 – $15
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Botany Walk at Menomonee Valley

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(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

Free

Bike & Doodle

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(For everyone) Come join us for a fun day of biking and doodling! We will bike from the UEC Menomonee Valley branch to the Lakefront where we will find a spot and sit down and doodle the beautiful scenery. This will be a fun way for us to explore the city on bikes. Please be

$10 – $15

Menomonee Valley Earth Week of Service Spring River Clean-up and Celebration

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(For everyone) Join us as we kick off Earth Week of Service with the Spring River Cleanup in partnership with Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Come pick up trash in our neighborhood and park and join us for a community celebration after.9:00 am - 12:00 pm River and Neighborhood Trash Pick-up12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Community CelebrationFor any

Free

Terrarium Workshop

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(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

$9 – $14

Sunset and Chill

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Join us for a fun evening of hiking at Three Bridges Park while we find an amazing spot for us to sit, chill, and paint the beautiful sunset/sky in our views. This is a great way to explore the park and appreciate the beauty of nature itself. Supplies will be provided for our paintings and

$7 – $15

Patty’s Day Paint

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Come join us for a fun, St. Patrick's Day themed, watercolor paint evening! While crafting, you will have the chance to make a delicious vegan friendly mint shake inspired by the famous Shamrock Shake! Watercolor paint is provided to provide the tools in which you can tap into your inner artist.For questions about this program,

$9 – $14

Art Opening – Brianna Seipel & Hannah Ribbens

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

(For everyone)To compliment our mission, the UEC exhibits artwork in our Valley Room. All of the work displayed features nature-related subjects, the natural sciences, or natural products used as art. Masks required.As an avid hiker, Brianna Joy Seipel believes in the power of wild spaces to heal, inspire and transform. Inspired by backpacking trips with

Free

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Plant Anatomy and Physiology (at Menomonee Valley)

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How does water move throughout a plant? How do trees survive the winter? Can trees in a forest communicate with one another? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC Forester. Price includes all seven classes in the series. Come ready to learn!This

$50 – $100
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Plant Anatomy and Physiology (at Menomonee Valley)

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How does water move throughout a plant? How do trees survive the winter? Can trees in a forest communicate with one another? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC Forester. Price includes all seven classes in the series. Come ready to learn!This

$50 – $100
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Plant Anatomy and Physiology (at Menomonee Valley)

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How does water move throughout a plant? How do trees survive the winter? Can trees in a forest communicate with one another? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC Forester. Price includes all seven classes in the series. Come ready to learn!This

$50 – $100

Backyard Birding – Winter Edition

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Families are invited to learn the basics of backyard birding during the Wisconsin Winter season. We'll practice using binoculars, learn common bird songs, and create a simple feeder to attract birds for viewing in your neighborhood. This program is open to parents/guardians and youth participants. Please dress warm, as we will be going outside for

$7
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Plant Anatomy and Physiology (at Menomonee Valley)

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How does water move throughout a plant? How do trees survive the winter? Can trees in a forest communicate with one another? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC Forester. Price includes all seven classes in the series. Come ready to learn!This

$50 – $100

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Plant Anatomy and Physiology (at Menomonee Valley)

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How does water move throughout a plant? How do trees survive the winter? Can trees in a forest communicate with one another? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC Forester. Price includes all seven classes in the series. Come ready to learn!This

$50 – $100

Greening Your Holiday – Wrapping Paper Making at Menomonee Valley

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

Make your gifts extra special this season by making your own gift wrap! This program is a chance to save money and help the environment by recycling or repurposing paper and natural materials. We'll use recycled newsprint, ribbons, pine cones, and more to add a personal touch to your gift-giving this season. Participants are welcome

$8

Sunset Hike and Paint / Caminata y Pintura al Atardecer

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley 3700 W Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI

6-8pm, August 12th at Menomonee Valley Registration is required for this program (For families) Join us as we take a walk through Three Bridges park and capture the beauty of the natural space around us. We will then conclude with a relaxing painting session. Please bring water and weather appropriate attire. We also recommend bringing