Come check out the Urban Ecology Center’s Menomonee Valley branch! Designed by Uihlein-Wilson Architects with input from MIAD and UWM students, the building was a finalist for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation in 2013. It has many unique features, including geothermal heating, solar hot water, radiant floor heat, and many reclaimed and sustainable building materials. Every piece of the building has it’s own history, right down to the reception desk that was built from the bar of the tavern that once stood there!
Take yourself on a tour of this unique building. Use the Urban Ecology Center’s Visitor’s Guide (available in English and Spanish) to discover all of the building’s green features. Learn about the history of the building and the area, explore the flexible and fun learning spaces in the building, and even see if you can find the slide! If you have some extra time, you can head out the back door and take a walk in one of Milwaukee’s newest green spaces: Three Bridges Park, that opened in July of 2013. An animal feeding will take place at 1 pm on Saturday.