UW-Milwaukee is celebrating Earth week with events such as a UWM Green House Open House and Tour and the Eco Bike Challenge. These sponsored events are taking place to bring attention back to the environment and get some green in our city.
UWM is opening their Greenhouse doors Apr. 20, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the North West Quadrant’s fourth floor and sharing their extremely old and unique plants. Sponsored by the UWM Conservation Club, the opportunity allows students to get out and explore the hidden treasures UWM has to offer. The Greenhouse’s hidden treasures are divided into 3 wings, featuring 17 different rooms that all together hold 640 different plants. UWM says their greenhouse showcases a range from native to exotic plants, shrubs, and trees. The Greenhouse event will open up the collection for all to visit and see.
Student Association is also holding an Eco Bike Challenge on Apr. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will challenge students to get out their bikes and visit eco-friendly spots on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. Teams with a lot of points will be awarded prizes for their accomplishments.
For the other events, Flicks in Sandburg will be playing Dr. Seuss The Lorax at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, a tour of the School of Fresh Water Sciences on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. till 3:15 p.m., and the Run 4 Water 5k on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. in Veteran’s Park. You can register on their website.
For a full list of upcoming events and schedules for Earth Week and others visit this Earth Week schedule.