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September 2018
$12/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Fall Frenzy

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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The fall season in Wisconsin is a season full of transformation! From the leaves turning color to the changes many animals must make, there is a frenzy happening in nature. We will take a hike to look for changing colors and busy animals while enjoying the nice cool fall season. Continue reading

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October 2018
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Homeschool Program: Have Seed, Will Travel

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Nature’s Recyclers

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Tree Detectives

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Fall on the Frontier

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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Homeschool Program: Animals of the Night

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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November 2018
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Homeschool Program: Plants A-Plenty

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Plants are everywhere! Some plants smell nice, other plants we call weeds, and still others we can eat! Plants are a very important part of food chains and the ecosystem as a whole. What do you have at your house that is made from a plant? There may be more items than you expect! Join us as we learn about plant power and their importance in our lives. Continue reading

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Homeschool Program: What’s the Weather Like?

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Today, the temperature will be 45 degrees and there is a strong chance of some snow overnight. How do weather forecasters know what the weather will be like? We will get a chance to learn about weather and how we are influenced by weather, and we will be able to see real-time weather patterns on our Science on a Sphere! Continue reading

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Homeschool Program: Gobble Gobble!

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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It’s almost Turkey Day! Did you know the Turkey was once suggested to be the national symbol of the United States? We will learn all about these fascinating birds and discover some fun facts about them and some of their other feathered friends. Continue reading

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Homeschool Program: Orienteering

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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“Put Red in the Shed and follow Fred.” If you can say this sentence, you can use a compass! We’ll learn the parts of a compass, some basic orienteering techniques, and test our skills on a compass course. Continue reading

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December 2018
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Homeschool Program: Guess What I Saw!

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Nature is full of such beautiful sights! Winter is fast approaching and many things have been changing in our outdoor world. We will use our observation skills to record some of the changes that have occurred. What kinds of animals are we seeing? Are there any leaves left on the trees? We will learn about the term phenology and will have the chance to create our own observation journal. Continue reading

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Homeschool Program: Wisconsin’s Native American Cultures

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Take a trip back in time to see how Native Americans lived long ago! We’ll explore artifacts used as tools and learn how nature was the grocery store, pharmacy, and hardware store to Native Americans. We’ll also hike to a burial mound and learn how and why these land forms were made. Continue reading

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Homeschool Program: Changes Over Time

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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The Earth is constantly changing and scientists have made observations of these changes over many years. We will learn the difference between short-term and long-term changes, such as climate and animal adaptations. We’ll visit the “Children’s Shack” to observe changes in people’s lifestyles and record our observations to create our own records to study. Continue reading

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