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March 2018
$60/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: Wacky Weather

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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As March begins, weather can be very calm (like a lamb) or it can be strong (like a lion), so it’s the perfect time to delve into learning about Wisconsin’s wacky weather. Join us as we record the daily weather conditions and learn what drives our weather. We’ll model how weather works by making clouds and tornadoes, study and enjoy the wind and sky, and explore the forces behind severe weather, like hurricanes and tsunamis and play some wacky weather games. Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Sweet Home Wisconsin

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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What makes Wisconsin so sweet? Come join us for a sweet day of learning and adventures as we learn about maple syruping. Learn the whens, hows and whys of maple syruping and turn sap into syrup! Join us as we celebrate the seasons and nature, Wisconsin style! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Hare Ye, Hare Ye!

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Did you know that hares are born with hair, but rabbits are not?! In this hare-raising adventure, we’ll learn all about Wisconsin’s rabbits and hares. Hop like a hare, learn to escape predators, search for signs and put your senses to the test. We hare you to not have fun today! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Camouflage Craze

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Have you ever played hide and seek with animals? This game is fun for us, but for animals it’s a matter of survival! Learn all about the crazy things insects and animals of all kinds do to disguise themselves! Join us for a camouflage adventure! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Knock, Knock?

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Who’s there?! It’s Pileated, Downy, Red-headed and Hairy—all the woodpeckers that live near our prairie! What are flickers flicking, and do sapsuckers really suck sap? We will pile on the pileateds, peek at some beaks, and get the downy lowdown as we search for signs of spring and learn about these birds and their feathered friends! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Arti-facts!

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? Imagine finding something that has been buried for over a thousand years! Join us on an archaeology adventure as we learn about what can be found underground. We will use digging tools to find artifacts and learn how scientists use artifacts to determine what life was like a long time ago. Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Spring Fling!

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Celebrate the return of spring! We will search for signs of spring while having a spring scavenger hunt to celebrate the re-awakening of the earth after a long winter. Make a mud painting, plant a seed, search for spring animals and make your own bird nest! Continue reading

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April 2018
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Vacation Day: Attack of the Bloodsuckers

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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$45/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: Wetland Wake-Up

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Become a wetland ecologist for the day! 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. We’ll also bird watch with binoculars and try to find some spring migrants, peek in the pond to see what creatures have emerged, and explore all areas wet and muddy in this “ribbiting” investigation! Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Grow!

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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

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