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October 2018

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

October 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Atkinson Library, 1960 W Atkinson Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
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Youth are invited to join us for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.

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November 2018

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Youth are invited to join us for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.

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December 2018

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Martin Luther King Library, 310 W Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
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Youth are invited to join us for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.

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February 2019

The Botany of Beverages: Lecture

February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Stone Creek Factory Cafe, 422 North 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Plants and plant products are the basis for most of the beverages we drink. Explore the ups and downs of why we wet our whistles with this plant gunk. Learn information on the familiar and not-so-familiar drinks and the botany within them.

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March 2019

Fieldwork with The Figureheads

March 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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The Figureheads is a family of musicians inspiring kids with award-winning hip hop music. Participants will hear music inspired by the natural world and be guided in creating their own poetry.

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Fieldwork with the Figureheads

March 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Villard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209 United States
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The Figureheads is a family of musicians inspiring kids with award-winning hip hop music. Participants will hear music inspired by the natural world and be guided in creating their own poetry.

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Community Poetry Walks
October 2018 – June 2019
Participants will explore the natural world around them through a series of three guided neighborhood walks. Led by a poet and a scientist, participants will both learn about the natural environment and reflect through poetry readings. Locations and topics will vary.

Fieldwork with The Figureheads
March 2019
The Figureheads is a family of musicians inspiring kids with award-winning hip hop music. Participants will hear music inspired by the natural world and be guided in creating their own poetry.

Youth and Teen Poetry Competition
April 2019
The Milwaukee Public Library and the Milwaukee Public Museum will unite their poetry competitions and ask participants to consider the guiding question for Milwaukee’s Field Work project: How do you see the natural world you live in?

The city-wide competition welcomes submissions online and in-person from teens through the month of April. The contest culminates with a poetry slam inviting participants to share their poetry.