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January 2019
$60/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: Adventures with Aldo (MGSD)

January 18 @ 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 Aldo Leopold’s birthday is in January? Let’s celebrate his birthday by doing some of his favorite activities! We will learn how to observe nature and record what is happening outside. Phenology is a term you will get to learn and use to compare what we see outside here at ALNC with what other people are seeing outside. Continue reading

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Vacation Day: Clues on Snowshoes (MGSD & MMSD)

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Walk like a lynx on snowshoes to track rabbits and other prey! We’ll learn how Wisconsin’s mammals adapt to the harsh winter environment as we learn about the true hibernators like the groundhog, deep sleepers such as the chipmunk and those active all winter long, like the fox! Then we’ll strap on snowshoes to search the trails for signs of wildlife wintering in the woods. If no snow is present, we will hike to observe animal signs on foot. All snowshoes will be provided, however if you have snowshoes, you are welcome to bring your own. Continue reading

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Vacation Day: January Thaw (MMSD)

January 25 @ 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 time to get out weather tools and check for a mid-winter thaw! We will head out across the nature center to record temperatures, identify clouds, check our wind speeds, and even drill down to measure the ice on our pond. While we enjoy a break in the weather we will check all over for signs of animals waking up from their torpor and put out bird feeders for our winter visitors. Continue reading

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February 2019
$60/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: 6 More Weeks! (MMSD)

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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From woolly bear caterpillars to groundhogs, animals have been used for a long time as predictors of the weather. We will learn about some of these animals and what they predict, along with some of their unique adaptations. Come learn and explore with us during these last weeks of winter! Continue reading

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$60/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Vacation Day: 6 More Weeks! (MGSD)

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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From woolly bear caterpillars to groundhogs, animals have been used for a long time as predictors of the weather. We will learn about some of these animals and what they predict, along with some of their unique adaptations. Come learn and explore with us during these last weeks of winter! Continue reading

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