Our facility will be closed on Tuesday, August 29th for a Strategic Planning Meeting for our board and staff.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and 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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Build Your Own Canoe Paddle (Cancelled)

May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


quietwater-paddles-logo-200-200Note that this workshop has been cancelled – please check back often to see the next workshop and program opportunities!

Join local paddle maker and teacher, Jeff Bach, for a series of sessions to learn to build your own beautiful and functional bent-shaft paddle to take home and out on the water.  Throughout this series, we will spend time laminating, gluing, sanding, applying fiberglass and epoxy and learning basic woodworking skills.  Meeting over a series of days allows time for epoxy and glue to dry.  Each participant will bring home a paddle as well as instructional materials.  For more information about Jeff’s work, visit

Series meets four times:
1) Thursday, May 21st from 6:30-8:30pm (Monona location)
2) Saturday, May 30th from 10am-1pm (At ALNC Black Earth cabin. Bring a bag lunch or something to cook over the campfire!)
3) Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm (Monona location)
4) Sunday, June 7th from 1-3pm (Monona location)

cedar-and-Pine-Canoe-paddle-lgCost: $200/participant*
*Note: 1 adult + 1 child (age 10+) are welcome to build one paddle together as a team.

Materials Fee: $65-$85*
*Pine ($65) or Cedar ($85)


Maximum: 6 participants (or “adult + child” teams).  Minimum: 4

register here


May 21, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
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