Cycles of Volunteerism and Volunteers as Part of the Ecosystem

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. CDT

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Understanding Community Projects through Garnering Resources. Focus on Community Science and Land Stewardship at Washington Park Urban Ecology Center (Leinbach, Urban Ecology, Chapter 8)

-- Research and Community Science: Introduce the multiple purposes of engaging the community in monitoring of the parks and learning how the park is responding to programs that encourage restoration of natural systems.

-- Land Stewardship: Introduce the habitat areas of the parks and how their restoration brings volunteers into the shared work of the center, and contributes to community health.


Tim Vargas

Research and Community Science Manager, Urban Ecology Center Tim's background is in applied biological research with an emphasis in conservation biology, tropical biology and ornithology. He has carried out research in Australia, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Panama, and throughout the United States. Tim received an undergraduate degree in biology ... Read More

Kim Forbeck

Land Stewardship Manager, Urban Ecology Center Kim received Bachelors of Sciences in Biology and Biological Aspects of Conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1994 with a concentration in plant ecology. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of ecological restoration, including as an independent contractor, and ... Read More

Davita Flowers

Volunteer Program Manager, Urban Ecology Center A Milwaukee Native, Davita’s love for nature came from her time spent in her neighborhood park (Washington Park), the summers spent at camp, and visiting family in the Rocky Mountains. Davita got her B.A. from Macalester College and M.S. from the ... Read More

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