Welcome to your gateway to fun outdoor experiences right here in Milwaukee! Take it Outside Days are hosted by the Urban Ecology Center Branches, these free community events are your ticket to discovering urban green spaces while learning outdoor recreation skills.

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Explore, Learn, and Connect!

From biking to snowshoeing, kayaking to camping, there's something for everyone at Take it Outside Days! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, our experienced UEC guides will ensure you have a fantastic time. Plus, it's a great opportunity to meet fellow adventurers from your community. No pre-registration required, we will take care of you upon arrival!

What to Expect

Prepare for a day of fun! Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, and don't forget to bring along a refillable water bottle and some snacks. Our UEC buildings will be open for your convenience, providing a place to rest and recharge between activities.

Stay Connected!

Share your adventure on social media using #somuchlife or #myuec, and keep your phone handy for updates from our team. And if you're feeling inspired, don't forget to leave us feedback – we're always striving to make your experience even better!

Ready for More?

If you've caught the outdoor bug, why not explore our Public Programs or book a private group event? And if you're passionate about sharing your love for the outdoors, consider volunteering with us at a Take it Outside Day!

Join Us Today!

No need to register in advance – simply show up at the Urban Ecology Center on a Take it Outside day and sign up when you arrive. Spaces are limited, so come early to secure your spot and embark on your next adventure!

Have Questions?

Reach out to Cassie Bauer, our Director of Community Programs, at cbauer@urbanecologycenter.org or (414) 626-8571.

Ready for the Next Adventure?

Already conquered a Take it Outside Day and hungry for more? We've got you covered!

Public Programs: Dive deeper into outdoor exploration with our quarterly Public Programs. From thrilling adventures to educational experiences, there's something for everyone! Check out our upcoming events on our website calendar.

Private Group Events: Elevate your next gathering with a personalized outdoor experience! Whether it's a friends' get-together, a family tour of Milwaukee, or a corporate retreat, our staff will tailor an unforgettable adventure just for you. Learn more on our Private Group Experiences page.

Volunteer: Consider volunteering with us at the UEC at one of our Take It Outdoors Days, to share the love of your past time with others, just starting their adventure journeys!