Science and Environmental Education is woven into Neighborhood House of Milwaukee’s programming for all ages. Infants, toddlers, school agers, and teens participate in a variety of in-house environmental science lessons throughout the year. As well as having the opportunity to explore nature through hands-on activities in our on site garden beds and at our 90-acre Nature Center in Dodge County. Activities include experiential science-based learning with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and a sense of stewardship for the environment.

See our Calendar for FREE Family Adventures –  monthly outings with our environmental educators!

Environmental Programming in Schools
Our educators can provide hands-on environmental education experiences for your classroom or school group. Whether that be in your own classroom, at our science lab in Neighborhood House, or by visiting our nature center on a field trip, we’d love to work with you! Browse our Community Education booklet to see what programs are offered and for further details. 

Maple Sugaring at our Nature Center in Spring
During the month of March, drill, tap, collect sap, and learn how it’s boiled down to create maple syrup in our brand new Sugar Shack! Learn about traditional maple sugaring methods as well as how it’s done in modern day and age. Join one of our annual outings or schedule an outing for your school or group.

Come Grow With Us at Our 27th St. Garden Park
Between the months of May and September we offer garden bed plot rental at our Neighborhood House Garden Park, located on the corner of 27th street and Richardson Place. For more information and to book your plot, contact our Land Stewardship Manager Sarah Long at (414)-933-6161, ext.136, or by email at

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Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can assist in several areas including land management projects, firewood collecting, and even helping during maple sugar season. Opportunities differ from season to season, but no matter how you help we greatly appreciate it!
Most volunteer projects occur Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ​ Special events/projects are available on occasional weekend and weekday evenings by mutual agreement. If you are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis, please complete and return this Volunteer Application. For group information, please contact Rebecca Gregory by email at or by phone at (414)-933-6161 ext. 127

Download the Community Education Brochure