Understanding Community Partnership through Community-Based Development

APA Wisconsin Chapter


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

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Case study of each UEC branch. Branch managers will outline the uniqueness of each branch and their approaches to remaining cohesive with the larger organization while reflecting the culture of their neighborhoods. Will discuss approaches to building programs, engaging neighbors, and working with community partners (Leinbach, Urban Ecology, Chapters 3 & 10).


Ken Leinbach

Executive Director, Urban Ecology Center Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized science educator and leader in community-based environmental education. He has had fun facilitating the grassroots effort to create and grow the Urban Ecology Center. Ken is a certified high school teacher and has over 30 years of experience teaching ... Read More

Glenna Holstein

Glenna Holstein is the Branch Manager of the Urban Ecology Center’s Menomonee Valley branch in Milwaukee, WI. In her role as branch manager, Glenna oversaw start-up activities for the Menomonee Valley branch (which opened in 2012), including hiring program staff, recruiting schools, outfitting the newly constructed building, and building ... Read More

Meghan Forseth

Meghan Forseth is the Branch Manager of the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Park branch. Although she has only been in this role for over a year, she started her career with the Urban Ecology Center as an intern, taking on “Weekend Host” duties. Meghan was recruited to Discovery World ... Read More

Terry Evans

Terry Evans’ love for the Milwaukee community and the environment brought him to the position of Branch Manager for the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center. In his role, Terry oversee a branch in a park with an especially rich history. Washington Park is an Olmsted-designed park with a rich history ... Read More

Contact Info

Megan Andrews-Sharer, mandrews@urbanecologycenter.org