Academy co-Founder launches new book
Academy co-Founder, Ken Leinbach, is the author of a new book called Urban Ecology: a Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World.
As Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center, Ken shares the story of how the center was started, and describes its growth into three vibrant Milwaukee branches. 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 60 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.
Ken’s book includes lessons learned along the way, such as how to find abundance in community, the power of prototypes, and how to raise money. For anyone interested in ecology, education and the magic of nature, it is a must-read!