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Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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August 2018

Land Steward Work Days

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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 some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

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Free

Bird & Nature Outing at Edna Taylor Conservation Park

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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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Meet the Naturalists & ALNC Happy Hour

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Karben4 Brewing,
3698 Kinsman Blvd Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Join us at Karben4 Brewing to celebrate the end of Summer Camp and meet the Naturalist staff! Continue reading

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

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Hum Diddley Dum (Tues AM)

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

The hummingbird made my eyes numb. Its wings beat so fast. They were a blur going by super-fast. Hum diddly dum. These tiny iridescent birds are full of huge wonders! Wing it on!
Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Circle of Insect Life

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Summer is “bug season” to us, but where do insects go during the winter? Explore the life cycles of some of nature’s most amazing short-lived creatures! From migration to hibernation, morphing to molting, we’ll examine the life and death cycles of insects. Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Hum Diddley Dum (Tues PM)

September 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

The hummingbird made my eyes numb. Its wings beat so fast. They were a blur going by super-fast. Hum diddly dum. These tiny iridescent birds are full of huge wonders! Wing it on!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Hum Diddley Dum (Wed AM)

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

The hummingbird made my eyes numb. Its wings beat so fast. They were a blur going by super-fast. Hum diddly dum. These tiny iridescent birds are full of huge wonders! Wing it on!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Hum Diddley Dum (Thurs AM)

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

The hummingbird made my eyes numb. Its wings beat so fast. They were a blur going by super-fast. Hum diddly dum. These tiny iridescent birds are full of huge wonders! Wing it on!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Hum Diddley Dum (Fri AM)

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

The hummingbird made my eyes numb. Its wings beat so fast. They were a blur going by super-fast. Hum diddly dum. These tiny iridescent birds are full of huge wonders! Wing it on!
Continue reading

Find out more »

Land Steward Work Days

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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 some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Shoots Under My Boots (Tues AM)

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

This fall discover what keeps growing beneath your feet while the leaves drop. Unearth the truth about the animals and birds that rely on grasses year round. You’ll be falling over with excitement! Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

Homeschool Program: Migration Madness

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Many animals, such as birds, caribou and whales undergo great migrations. Imagine travelling from Alaska to Antarctica and back every year like the Arctic Tern! We are in for quite a trip! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Shoots Under My Boots (Tues PM)

September 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

This fall discover what keeps growing beneath your feet while the leaves drop. Unearth the truth about the animals and birds that rely on grasses year round. You’ll be falling over with excitement!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Shoots Under My Boots (Wed AM)

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

This fall discover what keeps growing beneath your feet while the leaves drop. Unearth the truth about the animals and birds that rely on grasses year round. You’ll be falling over with excitement!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Shoots Under My Boots (Thurs AM)

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

This fall discover what keeps growing beneath your feet while the leaves drop. Unearth the truth about the animals and birds that rely on grasses year round. You’ll be falling over with excitement!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Shoots Under My Boots (Fri AM)

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

This fall discover what keeps growing beneath your feet while the leaves drop. Unearth the truth about the animals and birds that rely on grasses year round. You’ll be falling over with excitement!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Slow Motion (Tues AM)

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Slugs and snails are here today. Going to leave a trail in your mind I say. Stop in and learn what they’re all about. Discover and play until we hear you shout! Continue reading

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$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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Slow Motion (Tues PM)

September 25 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Slugs and snails are here today. Going to leave a trail in your mind I say. Stop in and learn what they’re all about. Discover and play until we hear you shout!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Slow Motion (Wed AM)

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Slugs and snails are here today. Going to leave a trail in your mind I say. Stop in and learn what they’re all about. Discover and play until we hear you shout!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Slow Motion (Thurs AM)

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Slugs and snails are here today. Going to leave a trail in your mind I say. Stop in and learn what they’re all about. Discover and play until we hear you shout!
Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Slow Motion (Fri AM)

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Slugs and snails are here today. Going to leave a trail in your mind I say. Stop in and learn what they’re all about. Discover and play until we hear you shout!
Continue reading

Find out more »
Adult (18+):$75; Child (5-17): $25; Child (4 and under): Free

Pipers in the Prairie

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Engage your senses and rejoice in the season as we celebrate harvest at Pipers in the Prairie, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s spectacular fall fundraising gala! Continue reading

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October 2018
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues AM)

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Tues PM)

October 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Wed AM)

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Thurs AM)

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Detachable Tails (Fri AM)

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 16 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Land Steward Work Days

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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 some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 23 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

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

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
FREE

Family Public Program: Fall Fest

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues AM)

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Tues PM)

October 30 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Wed AM)

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
November 2018
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Thurs AM)

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Noisy Neighbor (Fri AM)

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sing Me A Birdsong (Tues AM)

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee. You probably know that sound and the little bird that makes it! Chickadees’ songs fill the air all year long. Come discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers. You’ll be happ-y-y-y you joined the throng! Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

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
+ Google Map

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sing Me A Birdsong (Tues PM)

November 6 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee. You probably know that sound and the little bird that makes it! Chickadees’ songs fill the air all year long. Come discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers. You’ll be happ-y-y-y you joined the throng! Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sing Me A Birdsong (Wed AM)

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee. You probably know that sound and the little bird that makes it! Chickadees’ songs fill the air all year long. Come discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers. You’ll be happ-y-y-y you joined the throng! Continue reading

Find out more »
$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sing Me A Birdsong (Thurs AM)

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Chick-a-dee-dee-dee. You probably know that sound and the little bird that makes it! Chickadees’ songs fill the air all year long. Come discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers. You’ll be happ-y-y-y you joined the throng! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Sing Me A Birdsong (Fri AM)

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Chick-a-dee-dee-dee. You probably know that sound and the little bird that makes it! Chickadees’ songs fill the air all year long. Come discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers. You’ll be happ-y-y-y you joined the throng! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Something is Rotten (Tues AM)

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Don’t be alarmed! It’s not your leftover lunch. It’s a rotting log! This decomposing treat is home to critters large and small. Discover this putrid part of the life cycle of trees. You’ll be spoiled! Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Something is Rotten (Tues PM)

November 13 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Don’t be alarmed! It’s not your leftover lunch. It’s a rotting log! This decomposing treat is home to critters large and small. Discover this putrid part of the life cycle of trees. You’ll be spoiled! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Something is Rotten (Wed AM)

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Don’t be alarmed! It’s not your leftover lunch. It’s a rotting log! This decomposing treat is home to critters large and small. Discover this putrid part of the life cycle of trees. You’ll be spoiled! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Something is Rotten (Thurs AM)

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Don’t be alarmed! It’s not your leftover lunch. It’s a rotting log! This decomposing treat is home to critters large and small. Discover this putrid part of the life cycle of trees. You’ll be spoiled! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Something is Rotten (Fri AM)

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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Don’t be alarmed! It’s not your leftover lunch. It’s a rotting log! This decomposing treat is home to critters large and small. Discover this putrid part of the life cycle of trees. You’ll be spoiled! Continue reading

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Land Steward Work Days

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the third Saturday until November 17, 2018
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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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 some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather. Here are just a few Land Stewards projects: Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush…

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: GALL-EEE! (Tues AM)

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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A larva parasitized me! Come uncover the appalling world of galls! But don’t let them rub you the wrong way; we’ll discover why galls really are important. It’s a fascinating world of insect survival!! Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: GALL-EEE! (Tues PM)

November 20 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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A larva parasitized me! Come uncover the appalling world of galls! But don’t let them rub you the wrong way; we’ll discover why galls really are important. It’s a fascinating world of insect survival!! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: GALL-EEE! (Wed AM)

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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A larva parasitized me! Come uncover the appalling world of galls! But don’t let them rub you the wrong way; we’ll discover why galls really are important. It’s a fascinating world of insect survival!! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lend Me Your Cheers (Tues AM)

November 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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And you will hear a wild tale about the natural world. Come listen to the sounds of the world around us. Games, crafts, and more will have you giving three cheers for all things wild and free! Hip, hip, hooray! Continue reading

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$12/child (members save 10%)

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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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lend Me Your Cheers (Tues PM)

November 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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And you will hear a wild tale about the natural world. Come listen to the sounds of the world around us. Games, crafts, and more will have you giving three cheers for all things wild and free! Hip, hip, hooray! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lend Me Your Cheers (Wed AM)

November 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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And you will hear a wild tale about the natural world. Come listen to the sounds of the world around us. Games, crafts, and more will have you giving three cheers for all things wild and free! Hip, hip, hooray! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lend Me Your Cheers (Thurs AM)

November 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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And you will hear a wild tale about the natural world. Come listen to the sounds of the world around us. Games, crafts, and more will have you giving three cheers for all things wild and free! Hip, hip, hooray! Continue reading

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$10/child (ALNC members save 10%)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Lend Me Your Cheers (Fri AM)

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus,
330 Femrite Drive Monona, 53716 United States
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And you will hear a wild tale about the natural world. Come listen to the sounds of the world around us. Games, crafts, and more will have you giving three cheers for all things wild and free! Hip, hip, hooray! Continue reading

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

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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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$12/child (members save 10%)

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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