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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues AM)

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: The Fungus Among Us

Homeschool Program: The Fungus Among Us

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From puffballs to morels, fungus is all around us! We’ll learn some common types of fungus, which ones are edible and which to avoid, dissect a mushroom, learn how to make spore print and much, much more! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Tues PM)

May 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Wed AM)

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Thurs AM)

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Caw, Caw, Caw-Choo! (Fri AM)

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Crows are known for their loud noises, but did you know that these birds can also talk and coo? These social birds are very smart, but just not quite as smart as you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues AM)

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Start to Finish

Homeschool Program: Start to Finish

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you know people once used the stars for navigation? Today, technology has advanced and we can use GPS units to find our way from one place to another. In this class, we will learn how to read a map (youngest children), use a compass (older students) and how to use a GPS unit (oldest students). We’ll share with each other the pros and cons of each piece of equipment! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Tues PM)

May 8 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Wed AM)

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Thurs AM)

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Smella the Mustela (Fri AM)

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Minks and pine martens and fishers, oh my. This family of critters will catch you by surprise. So many games, crafts and fun you might think you “stole” something. You can’t weasel your way out of this one-come explore today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues AM)

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Pondering Aquatic Life

Homeschool Program: Pondering Aquatic Life

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Follow us to the pond where we’ll meet some aquatic life! We’ll use nets and bug boxes to catch and identify the critters that live, breathe, and eat underwater. Scan nearby trees for wetland birds and submerged logs for signs of turtles. Can you spot frog or toad eggs? Join us to dip for insects and “ponder” life under water! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Tues PM)

May 15 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Wed AM)

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Thurs AM)

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lizard Wizard (Fri AM)

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Chameleons are lizards that can change color; it’s almost like magic! A palette of games and activities will amaze you. Don’t dye this at home by yourself, come join the fun. It’s a lizard of a different color! Continue reading

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Land Steward Work Days

Land Steward Work Days

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Land Stewards & Restorationists — We Need YOU! Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, to help control invasives, seed with native plants, get dirty and have … Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues AM)

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Slime and Scales

Homeschool Program: Slime and Scales

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Become a herpetologist for the day and search for frogs, toads, snakes and salamanders in this “ribbiting” investigation! We’ll visit the pond and marsh to listen closely for croaks, chirps, trills, and whistles of frogs and toads to learn how to identify them. Then we’ll explore the island in search of all things slippery or slithery. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Tues PM)

May 22 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Wed AM)

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Thurs AM)

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Whoop – There It Is! (Fri AM)

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Cranes we mean. Whooping or Sandhill, these long-legged birds are sure to captivate you. Discover their amazing stories and come hear them for yourself. It will be three-toes up for sure! Continue reading

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Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park Area

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park Area

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for new regularly scheduled (4th Saturday of every month) Bird and Nature Outings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park! This free, family-friendly nature hike starts at ALNC and requires no registration and is co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature partner groups Madison Parks, Madison Audubon and Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Continue reading

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Monona Memorial Day Parade

Monona Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friends! Share your love of nature and ALNC and as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all of the Veterans we have lost. Strut your stuff down Monona Drive while handling your favorite animal puppets and passing out prairie seed packets and candy to people you walk by.​ Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues AM)

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Tues PM)

May 29 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar. Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Wed AM)

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar. Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Camping Days… (Thurs AM)

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

…Are here again. Want to learn some tricks or feel like you have practiced once before heading on your own adventure? Then join us today for a whirlwind campout! Let’s roast this topic and top it with a chocolate bar. Continue reading

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