Let’s Move! Outside Milwaukee is a coalition of members from organizations that serve youth and families, and are committed to partnering through a collective approach to increase connections to nature. Milwaukee was recently selected as one of 50 Let’s Move! Cities, to serve as a conveyor to engage local partners that represent the recreation, conservation, education and volunteerism sectors, inviting families to Play, Learn, Serve and Work on public lands.

Volunteer Opportunities


upcoming events

National Get Outdoors Day – Saturday, June 9

In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, and our commitment to improving the health and wellness of Milwaukee families, we invite you to join us for a day of FREE, fun, outdoor activities at the locations listed below, on Saturday, June 9.

  • Rite-Hite Family YMCA
    Time: 9:30am – Noon
    Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, archery and high ropes course
    *Pre-registration required, please contact Chris Przedpelski at cprzedpelski@ymcamke.org to register.
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
    Time: 9am – Noon
    Activities: hiking, frog catching, observation tower, Woodsy Owl
  • Urban Ecology Center Washington Park
    Time: 10am – 2pm
    Activities: hiking, canoeing, bird watching, pond ecology, Smokey Bear
  • Lakeshore State Park with Milwaukee Recreation
    Time: 1 – 3pm
    Activities: Geocaching fossil hunt
    *Pre-registration required, please contact Nicole Sponholtz at nicole@milwaukeerecreation.net to register.
  • Havenwoods State Forest
    Time: 9am – 2pm
    Activities: plant a tree, live animals, pond hike

let’s move outside milwaukee steering committee

  • August M. Ball – Milwaukee County Department of Parks
  • Jean Claassen – USDA Forest Service
  • Terry Evans – Urban Ecology Center
  • Tom Finley – Schlitz Audubon Center
  • Danielle Fleischman – Schlitz Audubon Center
  • Lelah Huntley – Walnut Way
  • Shaneé Jenkins – YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Martha Malik – Department of the Interior
  • Jon McLaren – YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Nicole Sponholtz – Milwaukee Recreation

Partner organizations