World Turtle Day!

Happy World Turtle Day! How much do you know about these scaly friends? Here are some quick turtle facts: The turtle shell is made up of about 60 different bones. Scutes (large scales) cover the shell and help keep bacteria and fungi from invading the underlying bone. All turtles are covered with dry, scaly skin. […]

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Running Wild on the Summer Solstice

From time immemorial, the summer solstice has been celebrated by people and cultures across the globe. The ancients depended on the yearly pattern of day-light hours to set their calendars and determine the best time to plant and harvest crops. The summer solstice, which typically falls on June 21st, is the longest day of the […]

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Early Summer Fishin’

Summer fishing is cherished as an important seasonal hobby by both the young and old. When you get down to it, it’s more than just recreation, it’s practically a right of passage. The culture that surrounds fishing is as deep as the depths that have ever been plumbed by hook, line, and sinker. Happily, the […]

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Summer Camps (Sprouts)

Spring may have arrived at a snail’s pace this year, but a glance at the calendar reminds us that summer isn’t so very far away! Now is the perfect time to sign up your four year-old for summer camp at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. We offer a wide range of day camp options that […]

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Metcalfe’s Family Day & Summer Camp Open House

Get into the swing of things this spring at the upcoming Metcalfe’s Family Day & Summer Camp Open House. Snack on healthy treats provided by Metcalfe’s, experience our all-new interactive exhibits, enter the virtual theater, blaze your way down interpreter guided trails, consider the seasons and natural life-cycles at the Phenology Center, and preview naturalist-led […]

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Summer Camps (ages 2-16)

Summer camp is a time honored tradition as well as a wonderful opportunity to make friends, have fun, and learn a little something along the way. We at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center are excited to present our all-new 2013 Summer Camps. With 150 different sessions that include full-week, individual, and extended-day options, your child […]

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Brainiac Bowl

You’ve sharpened your wits to the point of perfection; now it’s time to let the world know just how much you know about science, history, and popular culture. The best part about it is that the knowledge doesn’t end there. Your participation in the Brainiac Bowl will help to fund the ongoing environmental education programs […]

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Wonder Bugs: Chilly Willy

We normally think of nature as thriving most where the flora is thickest. But even in the barren, unbreakable worlds of ice and snow, creatures of all kinds survive. We’ll thaw our imaginations and let the games begin! Learn about the frosty animals of the world in a whole new way. It will be “tundra” of fun! […]

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