ALNC UPDATES

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

Because we are a childcare facility and still following public health protocols, we will retain a few restrictions, including requiring masking indoors and limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We may also have to adjust our hours or access on short notice. We appreciate your patience as we work through changes in staffing and schedules, and 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.

Change is in the air

At the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, we know that truly living our mission and reaching as many children, families, educators, conservationists and community members as possible means expanding access now. In order to better serve our community, we are redesigning our space to increase our impact, improve our programs and better accommodate diverse populations. As […]

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TerraCycle: Expanding Recycling Options at the ALNC

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center naturalists, staff, and interns can now recycle more items than ever before – saving them from ending up in the landfill.  Thanks to a partnership with Winnequah Elementary School’s TerraCycle program, items that are not typically recyclable, such as foil chip bags, juice pouches, cereal bags, pens and markers, will […]

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Thank You to our Spring Badger Volunteers!

Working with Volunteer Land Stewards has always been an important part of Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s programming, enabling us to share land stewardship practices with our community and complete important land restoration work. The Badger Volunteers program through University of Wisconsin Madison’s Morgridge Institute is a perfect fit for ALNC. Every semester, ALNC has a […]

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Stepping back in time with Juliette Kinzie at ALNC’s Vacation Day Program

This spring brought many wonderful programs to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and the Spring Vacation Day programs were a special highlight.  Every year during the spring breaks for the Madison area school districts, ALNC holds all-day programs for students ages 5-12, where they explore a range of science and nature topics, observe the spring […]

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