Explore the model through workshops and classes

You and your organization may need guidance in one or more focused area of operation. From our experience, we can offer a deeper dive into case studies of success at the Urban Ecology Center. Join us for a Focus Workshop. Sign up for a course taught by a UEC staff member. Meet peers from other organizations who are navigating similar challenges. Advance your mission through interaction with our leaders.

Nature-based Early Childhood class and badge – August 2-23

In partnership with Alverno College, we are excited to offer training for early childhood educators specializing in nature-based education. This August, Matt Flower will introduce principles of outdoor education based on his distinctive experience developing the Urban Ecology Center’s Preschool Environmental Education Project (PEEP). Participants can earn a Digital Badge for completion of the course. You can also earn undergraduate or graduate credit and work toward completion of a certificate in Alverno’s urban-focused Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education Program (ECOPEEP).

There is a place open for you to learn and engage

You benefit from our experience

Take a deep-dive into specific topics that are a pivotal part of the UEC’s model.

Our team shares its insights with yours

We share our expertise

From fund-raising and organizational development to nature-based early childhood education, we want others to use what we’ve learned.

Focused training for your organization

Children and families get out in nature

When we connect with you, you help your community connect with nature.


Meet our faculty team

Check back soon for details about our next Workshop and Class offerings


The Urban Ecology Center Institute is an effort to share the model developed in Milwaukee. With three distinct branches in Milwaukee, the UEC connects people in cities to nature and each other.