Our facility, including Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool, will be closed today,
Friday, March 10th, due to the winter storm.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, Wisconsin 53716

Phone: (608) 221-0404

Fax: (608) 709-1611

If you are looking for a specific department or ALNC staff member, please scroll down for contact information. For general inquiries, or if you are unsure which department to contact, use the form below to ask questions or give us feedback!

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ALNC Hours & Info

Monday through Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm

Trail Hours
Nature trails through restored native prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are open 365 days a year from dawn until dusk. Trails are free and open to the public; trail guides are available. Family Trailside Backpacks, interactive nature activities, and trail maps are available inside during regular hours.

Contact Information

General Inquiries:
Main Reception: (608) 221-0404, ext. 0

President and Executive Director
Michael Strigel
(608) 216-9507

Deb McCue, Business Manager
(608) 216-9386

Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development & Stewardship
(608) 216-9373

Virginia Wiggen, Nature Center Director
(608) 216-9372

Shaina Stewart, Program Coordinator
(608) 216-9382

Kathy Waldera, School Program Coordinator
(608) 216-9378

Lauren Mordini, Camps Manager
(608) 216-9374

Suzy Grindrod, Early Childhood Education Coordinator
(608) 216-9383

Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool
Courtney Woods, Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Director
(608) 216-9376

Marketing & Communications
Cara Erickson, Marketing & Communications Manager
(608) 216-9384

Brenna Holzhauer, Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives
(608) 216-9375

Jeff Martin, Facilities & Grounds Manager
(608) 216-9387

Sarah Voss, Community Program Manager
(608) 216-9370

Ben Lam, Sustainable Events Manager
(608) 216-9371

Nature Net
Betsy Parker, Nature Net Director
(608) 216-9377

Aldo Leopold Nature Center