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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues AM)

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

Salamanders are slippery. Salamanders are neat. They live on the ground, under your feet. Search for their homes. Discover what they eat. Find out why their tails can’t be beat! We’ll have you saying, I newt it! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Have Seed, Will Travel

Homeschool Program: Have Seed, Will Travel

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do seeds move without arms and legs? We’ll discover the many ways seeds get around and help some along by making a “Living Locket” to take home and plant! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues PM)

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

Salamanders are slippery. Salamanders are neat. They live on the ground, under your feet. Search for their homes. Discover what they eat. Find out why their tails can’t be beat! We’ll have you saying, I newt it! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Wed AM)

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

Salamanders are slippery. Salamanders are neat. They live on the ground, under your feet. Search for their homes. Discover what they eat. Find out why their tails can’t be beat! We’ll have you saying, I newt it! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Thurs AM)

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

Salamanders are slippery. Salamanders are neat. They live on the ground, under your feet. Search for their homes. Discover what they eat. Find out why their tails can’t be beat! We’ll have you saying, I newt it! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Fri AM)

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

Salamanders are slippery. Salamanders are neat. They live on the ground, under your feet. Search for their homes. Discover what they eat. Find out why their tails can’t be beat! We’ll have you saying, I newt it! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Tues AM)

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

Nature is a giant game of eat or be eaten. Discover the tricks that animals and plants use to avoid being a tasty treat. You will want to stay, play, and learn all day! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Nature’s Recyclers

Homeschool Program: Nature’s Recyclers

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’d be neck-deep in last year’s plant litter if it weren’t for the creepy, crawly critters we usually overlook! We’ll turn over logs and dig into the soil to get an up-close view of how nature recycles and reuses its own plant material. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Tues PM)

October 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Nature is a giant game of eat or be eaten. Discover the tricks that animals and plants use to avoid being a tasty treat. You will want to stay, play, and learn all day! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Wed AM)

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

Nature is a giant game of eat or be eaten. Discover the tricks that animals and plants use to avoid being a tasty treat. You will want to stay, play, and learn all day! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Thurs AM)

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

Nature is a giant game of eat or be eaten. Discover the tricks that animals and plants use to avoid being a tasty treat. You will want to stay, play, and learn all day! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Operation Migration

Vacation Day: Operation Migration

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Many animals migrate with the change of seasons and fall is a great time to catch these animals in the act! We’ll learn all about fall migrators, learn how they know how to find their destination and when to leave.  We’ll also learn about other animals that hibernate or adapt in other ways to prepare for the upcoming winter. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Keep Away! (Fri AM)

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

Nature is a giant game of eat or be eaten. Discover the tricks that animals and plants use to avoid being a tasty treat. You will want to stay, play, and learn all day! Continue reading

Beyond Charlotte’s Web

Beyond Charlotte’s Web

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Charlotte was SOME spider, but there are other amazing arachnids, too! Come get caught in a web of fascinating facts about spiders in the Playhouse at the Overture Center! We'll learn all about our eight-legged friends, explore the world of spiders and make a spidery craft. Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Tues AM)

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

These large, mysterious deer will delight you. No bull-oney about it, moose are amazing! Ring your bell and get ready for the adventure with games and songs. You certainly will be “a-moosed” today! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Tree Detectives

Homeschool Program: Tree Detectives

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the inner workings of trees as they prepare for winter’s return! We’ll “Build a Tree,” make a Tree Detective vest to take home, explore the A-MAZE-ING Basswood tree and enjoy fabulous fall colors! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Tues PM)

October 16 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

These large, mysterious deer will delight you. No bull-oney about it, moose are amazing! Ring your bell and get ready for the adventure with games and songs. You certainly will be “a-moosed” today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Wed AM)

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

These large, mysterious deer will delight you. No bull-oney about it, moose are amazing! Ring your bell and get ready for the adventure with games and songs. You certainly will be “a-moosed” today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Thurs AM)

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

These large, mysterious deer will delight you. No bull-oney about it, moose are amazing! Ring your bell and get ready for the adventure with games and songs. You certainly will be “a-moosed” today! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Mighty Mighty Moose (Fri AM)

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

These large, mysterious deer will delight you. No bull-oney about it, moose are amazing! Ring your bell and get ready for the adventure with games and songs. You certainly will be “a-moosed” today! Continue reading

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Land Steward Work Days

Land Steward Work Days

October 20 @ 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: Field of Dreams (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Tues AM)

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

Don’t get stuck grazing around! There is nothing fictional about this world at our feet. Join in songs, games, crafts, and more all about this understated habitat. You’ll be so glade you came! Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Fall on the Frontier

Homeschool Program: Fall on the Frontier

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pioneers had a lot of work to do during the fall harvest time. Aside from harvesting their crops, they had to chop and stack wood, grind corn, and prepare food for the family. There are plenty of chores to be done on our frontier, although there will also be time for some fun games and activities for all of our pioneers to play! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Tues PM)

October 23 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Don’t get stuck grazing around! There is nothing fictional about this world at our feet. Join in songs, games, crafts, and more all about this understated habitat. You’ll be so glade you came! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Wed AM)

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

Don’t get stuck grazing around! There is nothing fictional about this world at our feet. Join in songs, games, crafts, and more all about this understated habitat. You’ll be so glade you came! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Thurs AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Thurs AM)

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

Don’t get stuck grazing around! There is nothing fictional about this world at our feet. Join in songs, games, crafts, and more all about this understated habitat. You’ll be so glade you came! Continue reading

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Family Public Program: Fall Fest

Family Public Program: Fall Fest

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the “creatures of the night” and join us for a special night full of “spooktacular” activities indoors and out for your whole family! Continue reading

Vacation Day: Apple Science

Vacation Day: Apple Science

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Apples today keep the no-school blues away! Come join us for a smorgasbord of science featuring a favorite fall fruit. We’ll learn how to use a cider press and make our own cider, explore different types of apples, bake an apple snack, dissect an apple, make apple art and learn about physics and reactions with apple eruptions! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Fri AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Field of Dreams (Fri AM)

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

Don’t get stuck grazing around! There is nothing fictional about this world at our feet. Join in songs, games, crafts, and more all about this understated habitat. You’ll be so glade you came! Continue reading

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Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

October 27 @ 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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Monona Farmer’s Market Creepy Crawly Halloween

Monona Farmer’s Market Creepy Crawly Halloween

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Monona Farmer's Market for a Creepy Crawly Halloween!! Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues AM)

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

Startling birds of a rowdy nature are the topic of today. Let us introduce you to the raucous and wondrous world of starlings. Games and songs will reveal the truth about these feathered foreigners. Continue reading

Homeschool Program: Animals of the Night

Homeschool Program: Animals of the Night

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This time of year is when the night time creatures take center stage. With Halloween just around the corner, it is a perfect time to learn all about the animals that rule the night sky. Can an owl turn its head all the way around? Are bats really blind? We will learn about these and many more animals that can be found under the cover of darkness. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues PM)

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

Startling birds of a rowdy nature are the topic of today. Let us introduce you to the raucous and wondrous world of starlings. Games and songs will reveal the truth about these feathered foreigners. Continue reading

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Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Wed AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Wed AM)

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

Startling birds of a rowdy nature are the topic of today. Let us introduce you to the raucous and wondrous world of starlings. Games and songs will reveal the truth about these feathered foreigners. Continue reading

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