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Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park

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1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States

January 2018

Winterfest for Afternoon Nappers

January 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$5 – $7

A festival for the lil’ ones! Children ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult can enjoy a morning of fun including a craft, hike and puppet show, and still get home in time for their afternoon nap. Registration required. Please register all children. Space is limited. For children ages 5 and younger accompanied by an adult.

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Winterfest

January 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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Free! Donations greatly appreciated.

Get outside at Winterfest! If we're lucky enough to get the weather we want, we'll have great winter activities like sledding and ice skating on the Washington Park lagoon. If the snow's a no-show, we won't let the weather ruin our fun! We'll still be outdoors. Also enjoy arts, crafts, homemade pie and science activities.

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February 2018

Film Screening: An American Ascent

February 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$3

A staggering number of people of color don’t consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the peak of Denali, the continent’s biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to build a legacy of inclusion in the adventure community. An American Ascent addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it chronicles the team up the mountain. Refreshments provided. Please register by February 7th. For adults, teens and accompanied children.

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March 2018

From Sap to Syrup! Maple Sugaring (Washington Park)

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$5 – $15

Take an in-depth look into maple sap harvesting in Washington Park and how we make maple syrup. This program will be both indoors and out. After learning about the process we'll enjoy pancakes with homemade maple syrup. Registration required.

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April 2018

Healthy Cooking Community Demonstrations: Korean Cooking with Chef Saehee Chang

April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$8 – $12

Learn how to make Korean Rice Bowls with Saehee Chang, a local cooking instructor and founder of Korea Konnect. Work with local chefs and make reasonably-priced, nutritious meals at our Healthy Cooking Community Demonstration series. Remember, tasting the dishes is a key component of the lessons! Please register by the Monday before the event.

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Film Screening — “Plastic Paradise”

April 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$3

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth and yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In Plastic Paradise, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun takes a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Join us for a free screening of the film and refreshments. Please register by Wednesday, April 11.

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June 2018

Family Paddle Under the Summer Sun

June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$4 – $9

Celebrate the coming of summer with some afternoon fun in the sun! Enjoy guided canoeing trips and family fun on our island. All skill levels welcome. Please register by Thursday, June 28.

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December 2018

Nature Arts and Crafts Night

December 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For adults and accompanied children | Free - donations appreciated

Kids of all ages will enjoy bringing the outdoors inside with easy, natural craft projects featuring supplies found in nature and sometimes in your own home. Create with anything including beads, leaves, wood, cans, and plastic.

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Winter Adventure Day: Outdoor Sports – Washington Park

December 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$3 – $75

Snow or no snow we’ll have a blast enjoying the cold! From cross country skiing and snowshoeing to completing a scavenger hunt, we’ll do it all!

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January 2019

Cross Country Skiing for Beginners (Washington Park)

January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$14 – $28

Don’t get stuck inside this winter - give cross country skiing a try! We’ll provide the gear and the instruction that’ll have you hitting the slopes in no time. Be sure to dress in layers.

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Winterfest at Washington Park

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

Join us as we celebrate winter with fun outdoor and indoor activities at our annual Winterfest on Saturday January 26th at Washington Park. All are welcome to this free family festival! If we're lucky enough to get the weather we want, we'll have great winter activities like sledding and ice skating on the Washington Park lagoon. If the snow's a no-show, we'll still have arts, crafts, homemade pie and guided nature walks to take advantage of the unusually warm weather.

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Winterfest at Washington Park

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

All are welcome to this free family festival! If we're lucky enough to get the weather we want we'll have great winter activities like sledding and ice skating on the Washington Park lagoon. If the snow's a no-show, we'll still have arts, crafts, homemade pie and guided nature walks to take advantage of the unusually warm weather.

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February 2019

Friends of the Domes “Winter Wonderwalks”

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$8 – $12

Take a morning winter stroll through the parks with a scientist from the Urban Ecology Center. What a great way to get up and enjoy the outdoors this winter season! Join us for this educational snowshoeing series.

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May 2019

Canoeing for Beginners

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$14 – $28

The Washington Park Lagoon is a beautiful, calm and spacious body of water – a great place to learn the basics of paddling! Learn how to choose the right equipment, boating safety and paddling technique, then practice with guidance from one of our trained educators. Perfect for those who are new to paddling or just want some more practice.

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Bloom n’ Groom — Plant Sale at Washington Park

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

Turn your yard into a sanctuary for native plants and wildlife! Different species of annual plants, both basket-size and small container-size, as well as native plant species will be available. More information to come! A portion of the profits from the sale will go to the Urban Ecology Center.

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July 2019

Family Paddle at Washington Park

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$5 – $21

Celebrate summer with some afternoon fun in the sun! Enjoy guided canoeing trips and family fun on our island. All canoeing skill levels welcome.

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August 2019

Family Fishing Adventure

August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$14 – $28

Anglers of all ages and skills, come fishing with us! Enjoy guided fishing expeditions around the Milwaukee area. Meet at our Washington Park branch. Gear and transportation provided. Fishing licensed required for ages 16 and up. (If we are required to cancel due to weather conditions, you will be refunded the full cost of registration.)

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September 2019

Family Apple Picking at Blue Heron

September 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$4 – $28

Take a guided tour of the nature trails at Blue Heron Wildlife Sanctuary in Saukville and pick from the numerous varieties of apple trees in their orchard. Bring bags to bring home some apples! Please register by September 7th.

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October 2019

Canoe the Lagoon: Last Paddle of the Season

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$15 – $30

Join us for the very last canoe program of the season! We'll paddle around the Washington Park Lagoon and enjoy the early signs of fall from our canoes. This is your last chance to get on the Washington Park Lagoon before hanging up your paddle for the season! All skill levels welcome.

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Autumn Celebration at Washington Park

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

When the air gets crisp and the leaves change color, we celebrate the changing season with neighbors, family and friends! Get ready to take a nature hike, make crafts, enjoy caramel apples (yum), carve a pumpkin, canoeing, and much more!

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February 2020

Cross Country Skiing for Beginners at Washington Park

February 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$14 – $28

Don’t get stuck inside this winter - give cross country skiing a try! We’ll provide the gear and the instruction that’ll have you hitting the trails in no time. Be sure to dress in layers. If there's no snow, we'll still explore by hiking. Equipment provided. Pre-registration is required.

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Snowshoeing for Beginners and Hike at Washington Park

February 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$14 – $28

Whether you’re looking for a quiet stroll or a boisterous family outing, snowshoeing is a great option! Learn the basics of snowshoeing and enjoy a wintry hike. Equipment provided. Make sure to dress in layers and wear waterproof footwear. We will be hiking, snow or no snow. Pre-registration is required.

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March 2020

Local Farmer Open House

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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Free

Learn how you can conveniently get boxes of farm-fresh produce (and more) directly from your local farmers. This FREE event is a once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, learn about their farms and what they produce — and their variety of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription options. Attend a workshop, see a cooking demo and grab lunch from the Simple Café. New this year: special activities for children. Follow us on Facebook @18th Annual Local Farmer Open House https://www.facebook.com/events/2721498041410900/

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Cooking for Change with Plant-Based ingredients

March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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$10 – $21

Learn from Caroline Carter how to use plant-based ingredients to bring positive change to our lives and the world, one meal at a time! This film is part of our Healthy Cooking Community Demonstration Series. Let’s celebrate our talented local chefs and learn the skills to create reasonably-priced, nutritious, and delicious meals. Join us, and remember, tasting delicious food is a key part of these workshops! M

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May 2020

Bloom n’ Groom at Washington Park

May 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

Come to the 3rd annual Washington Park Bloom and Groom event. Peruse the plant stands for annual flowering plants to beautify your yard and home with splashes of color May through October, available in containers and hanging baskets. May is the perfect time to plant up your 2020 vegetable garden with the latest and greatest tomato and pepper varieties offered at the event. Or simply swing by and grab that special gift just in time for Mother’s Day.

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