Due to the extreme cold and COVID precautions,
the Wonder Bugs program is cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 26th.


We invite you out for a hike to explore the magic of the natural world, our trails are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

We ask that all staff and visitors follow our mask policy to help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

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

Indoor Nature Nook & Exhibit Hours
For self-guided tours:
Monday through Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm

Trail Hours
The nature trails through the restored native prairie, woodland and wetland habitats are open 365 days a year from sun up to sun down. Trails are free and open to the public; trail guides are available for download here. Family Trailside Backpacks, interactive nature activities and trail maps are available at the Front Desk during open hours.

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

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, Camp Coordinator
(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

Duncan Schultz, Community Engagement Manager
(608) 216-9370

Sarah Voss, Community & Weekend Program Coordinator
(608) 216-9370

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

Aldo Leopold Nature Center