Our facility will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9am.

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.

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A Lens on the Natural World

October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$10 – $140

October 11, 12, 25 & 26, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm each day

Lady Slipper on the Ice Age Trail - Photo Credit Lisa Frank
Lady Slipper on the Ice Age Trail – Photo Credit Lisa Frank

Aldo Leopold Nature Center is delighted to partner with photographer Lisa Frank for this 4-day workshop! Each day the class will begin with time spent outdoors at the ALNC and Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Participants will be given projects that will help develop and strengthen their awareness of a reciprocal relationship with nature, their observational skills, their sensory perception and their artistic spirit.

Learn ways to enhance your photographic abilities as well as techniques for compositing them with other photos and found materials. Participants will also use a scanner for dramatic and expressive image making and have the opportunity to experiment with new techniques.

An online exhibition will be posted at the end of the class.

Pre-Requisites: Some basic computer and camera skills are required. Having your own laptop and camera is preferred but special accommodations can be made if you don’t. Being somewhat familiar with Adobe Photoshop will be helpful. Participants will come away with new photographic skills and a fresh appreciation of nature at whatever level of experience they have.

Composite Photo Piece: "What She Sang" - Lisa Frank Photography Workshop
Composite Photo Piece: “What She Sang” – Lisa Frank Photography Workshop

Lisa A. Frank, photographer, (Design Studies Department adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Wendy Alettha, LCSW (nature-assisted life coach and psychotherapist practicing at Psychology Associates of Madison)

Questions about the course can be emailed to Lisa Frank:

Fee: $140; ALNC Members save 10%

To register, click on the link below or call (608) 216-9371.

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October 11, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 – $140
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
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