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April 2018
$10/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: ExTREEme Celebration!

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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May 2018
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Homeschool Program: The Fungus Among Us

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Start to Finish

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Pondering Aquatic Life

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Slime and Scales

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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