Urban Ecology Center


Photo credit: Southeastern Wisconsin People's Climate March

Milwaukee participates in a nationwide Climate March, the public gets a chance to comment on the Milwaukee County budget, and ComedySportz hosts its monthly Laughing Liberally comedy show. more

Saving Our Democracy

Laughing Liberally returns to Milwaukee, while Reggie Jackson and Ben Turk discuss organizing within prisons. more

Saving Our Democracy


Milwaukee’s innovative Urban Ecology Center has gained national and international attention for its role in environmental education. more

Daily Dose

The Milwaukee institution has done good work educating local residents about the value of our environment as well as conducting hands-on work in area green spaces. more



Photo credit: Milwaukee County Parks' Facebook Page

It’s long been a truism that Milwaukee County residents love their historic parks. Nonetheless, continual defunding for three decades has left much of the county’s parks frayed and even derelict. more

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Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster set off from downtown Milwaukee last August to hike to Lake Superior to bring attention to issues that the Great Lakes are facing. $10,000 in donations and a documentary later, they are back to share their story. more

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Preserving waterways and woodlands as public spaces has been positive for the region’s overall ecology as well as the people who enjoy the parks. more

A&E Feature

Saving Our Democracy for the week of April 5-11, 2018—the Shepherd Express’ list of activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian actions and policies of President Donald ... more

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We take a closer look at three additional MPS schools that go above and beyond their state-mandated curricula. more

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This October, Milwaukee is home to many LGBTQ-themed Halloween events including bar crawls, story telling, scavenger hunts and costume contests. more


Maybe it’s the chill in the air. Maybe it’s the frivolity of Halloween. Maybe it’s the moon. Whatever it is, people are horny in Cream City. more

Dear Ruthie

Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity in Milwaukee, where it is fostered by several community organizations and supported by UW-Milwaukee-Extension, Marquette University and city government. more

News Features

The organizers of the Attic Jams concert series have stayed true to their three priorities: local artists, local venues and local charities. Attic Jams’ next concert is at Good City Brewing on Sunday, Sept. 3—a benefit concert for Milwaukee... more

Local Music

A look back at the design of Milwaukee County’s park system and a guide to the county’s green spaces. more

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After UW-Eau Claire professor B.J. Hollars discovered a book of photographs of now-extinct birds, he began a yearlong journey to uncover the reasons why so many North American avian animals have vanished from the globe. Flock Together: A Lo... more


As the Waukesha Civic Theatre puts it: “For the uninitiated, Combat Boot Camp challenges high school-age playwrights, directors and actors to bring original scripts from initial concept to performance before a live audience” over a four-... more

Performing Arts Weekly

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose hubby doesn’t love Halloween as much as he does. Exciting upcoming events include: “Angst, Horror & Fun” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct. 21; Milwaukee LGBT Wedding Expo at The Hilton Milwau... more

Dear Ruthie

Off the Cuff with Linda Wade, president of Above the Clouds, a program providing arts education free to children ages 5-17 that “would not otherwise have the means or opportunity” for such classes. Above the Clouds celebrates its 15th an... more

Off the Cuff

It’s always nice to see local arts supporting other worthy causes. In an increasingly difficult world for the arts, it can be difficult to connect-up with the community. Fundraising events for local nonprofits are a really reassuring synthes.. more


Milwaukee’s Silver City Neighborhood is in the midst of a growth period thanks to the opening of new restaurants along National Avenue, the opening of Three Bridges park and a diverse community. more

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