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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Tues AM)

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

Bring your night vision goggles and join us for a dark tale of the critters that move around at night. Don’t be caught sleeping through all the games and fun. Spread your wings and fly on over! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Great Egg-spectations

Homeschool Program: Great Egg-spectations

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legend has it that every spring a rabbit would visit children’s homes during the night and leave a woven nest with an egg in it as a sign that spring had arrived. Join us to hear this wonderful story and adorn your own spring basket just as the animals do by using materials from the land. Learn to dye eggs naturally with leaves, grasses, and other gifts of nature to mimic the variety of colorful eggs made by our wild critters! Eggs and other materials will be provided. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Tues PM)

April 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring your night vision goggles and join us for a dark tale of the critters that move around at night. Don’t be caught sleeping through all the games and fun. Spread your wings and fly on over! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Wed AM)

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

Bring your night vision goggles and join us for a dark tale of the critters that move around at night. Don’t be caught sleeping through all the games and fun. Spread your wings and fly on over! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Thurs AM)

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Bring your night vision goggles and join us for a dark tale of the critters that move around at night. Don’t be caught sleeping through all the games and fun. Spread your wings and fly on over! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Attack of the Bloodsuckers

Vacation Day: Attack of the Bloodsuckers

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Leeches, mosquitoes, ticks and other parasites…there’s just something creepy about an animal that sucks your blood! Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem, what makes them “tick” and how to stop them from sucking YOUR blood! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Take Flight at Night (Fri AM)

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Bring your night vision goggles and join us for a dark tale of the critters that move around at night. Don’t be caught sleeping through all the games and fun. Spread your wings and fly on over! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Tues AM)

April 10 @ 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: Edna Taylor Discovery Day

Homeschool Program: Edna Taylor Discovery Day

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adjacent to the Nature Center is the City of Madison’s Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Rich with wetland habitats, Edna Taylor is a wonderful place to observe the spring migrations of birds, including Mallard ducks, Blue-winged teals, and Sandhill cranes! We’ll also visit an oak savanna and an Effigy Mound during this afternoon of discovery. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Tues PM)

April 10 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Make way for games and don’t delay. Say ki-ki-ki and come and play. We’ll provide the crafts, activities and singing too. The crest is up to you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Wed AM)

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

Make way for games and don’t delay. Say ki-ki-ki and come and play. We’ll provide the crafts, activities and singing too. The crest is up to you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Thurs AM)

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Make way for games and don’t delay. Say ki-ki-ki and come and play. We’ll provide the crafts, activities and singing too. The crest is up to you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Blue Jays, Okay (Fri AM)

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Make way for games and don’t delay. Say ki-ki-ki and come and play. We’ll provide the crafts, activities and singing too. The crest is up to you! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Tues AM)

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

Oceans may be far from land-locked Wisconsin, but the wonders are ever so close. Splash into a fascinating, briny world. You’ll sea and learn amazing things! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Using All the Senses

Homeschool Program: Using All the Senses

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spring is a time to use all our senses! See beautiful spring wildflowers, smell much from the pond and sniff garlic mustard as we pull, hear migrating birds and frog choruses, feel the different textures of nature and explore all things spring with our senses! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Tues PM)

April 17 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Oceans may be far from land-locked Wisconsin, but the wonders are ever so close. Splash into a fascinating, briny world. You’ll sea and learn amazing things! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Wed AM)

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

Oceans may be far from land-locked Wisconsin, but the wonders are ever so close. Splash into a fascinating, briny world. You’ll sea and learn amazing things! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Thurs AM)

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Oceans may be far from land-locked Wisconsin, but the wonders are ever so close. Splash into a fascinating, briny world. You’ll sea and learn amazing things! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Land Ho! (Fri AM)

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Oceans may be far from land-locked Wisconsin, but the wonders are ever so close. Splash into a fascinating, briny world. You’ll sea and learn amazing things! Continue reading

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Land Steward Work Days

Land Steward Work Days

April 21 @ 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: Sprouting Grass (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Tues AM)

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

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: ExTREEme Celebration!

Homeschool Program: ExTREEme Celebration!

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In honor of Arbor Day (April 24) and Earth Day (April 22), we’ll celebrate how trees help people, animals and our environment. We’ll help our Kindergarten Woods by pulling the invading garlic mustard. Then we’ll learn about restoration efforts and help the land by planting some native plants or trees. Enjoy giving back to the earth in this “exTREEme” celebration! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Tues PM)

April 24 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Wed AM)

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

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Thurs AM)

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss! Continue reading

PROJECT LEARNING TREE: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Workshop

PROJECT LEARNING TREE: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Workshop

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, this workshop and accompanying guide is designed for educators who work with children ages 3 to 6 and offers more than 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. Join us! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Grow!

Vacation Day: Grow!

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s Earth Week - let’s get the garden started! We’ll get our hands dirty by planting some cool weather plants into our vegetable garden and getting our phenology garden ready for spring. We’ll also spend time in the greenhouse, learn about vermiculture (worm composting), study the soil and celebrate Earth Week. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sprouting Grass (Fri AM)

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

…Hidden ginger. Come scavenge for signs of spring that are sure to be pushing up all over! Explore new games and songs. You’ll burst with bliss! Continue reading

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Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for regularly scheduled - 4th Saturday of every month - Bird & Nature Outings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park! This free, family-friendly nature hike 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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