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July 2014 Giving Back: Urban Ecology Center

This month's cause: The Urban Ecology Center

Update: The numbers are in. We have raised $500.00 for Urban Ecology Center!

The Urban Ecology Center is our Giving Back Program recipient for July

July, among other important causes, celebrates our Country’s National Parks and Recreation so in honor of that, we are giving back to the Urban Ecology Center.

From the Urban Ecology Center’s website:

At the Urban Ecology Center’s three locations the wonders of nature bring curious people together. Our programs bring our city’s children and families into nature and as a result our urban parks are safe to visit, our kids are learning what they need to know to succeed, and adults keep on learning about how our changing world around us works.

The Urban Ecology Center provides year-round educational programs for kids, families and adults of all ages. The cornerstone program is the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project serving kids in more than 44 urban Milwaukee schools each year. This program enables students to get to walk in the woods, stand in a river in hip waders or run along the beach at Lake Michigan when they might have no other opportunities to do so.

The school program is complemented by after school programs, summer camps and weekend activities designed to involve, inspire, educate and connect kids to each other, to caring mentors and to the natural world.

Additionally, children and families can participate in:

  • Urban Adventures
  • Weekend youth and family programs
  • High School Outdoor Leaders
  • Adult summer internship programs
  • Citizen Science research projects
  • Volunteer activities

We are honored to help support the Urban Ecology Center.

For more information about the organization, please visit urbanecologycenter.org.

How our Giving Back Program works:

Each month, INK donates 10¢ of every single shirt that is sold through the site toward a monthly featured cause. Since October 2013, we have donated over $5,000.00 to various causes through our Giving Back Program.

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