Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Fishing Fun Month – June 2015

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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600-01124398Plunge headfirst into this month’s programs and get hooked! Travel on a virtual tour of Earth’s oceans, enjoy hands-on family fishing activities, visit our pond, learn about lakes and rivers, and discover the connection between climate change and fishing. Plus, join us on Father’s Day for a special Family Fishing Program – learn to fish in our pond, tie basic knots, hunt for bait, practice your casting, and more!

Here’s a glance at some of the activities and programs lined up for this month:

  • Flow: Currents and Climate – Science on a Sphere Ocean currents are essential in regulating the climates that make our planet so… livable. So how do these currents work, how do they affect us, and how might our actions be affecting them?
  • Fly-Fishing: How Climate Change Is Affecting Trout Fishing in Wisconsin – Exhibits  Wisconsin’s 10,266 miles of trout streams are home to some of the best trout fishing in the U.S. Trout are cold-water species, requiring clear, cool water, high dissolved oxygen levels, and vegetative cover to protect young from predation. Slight changes in these habitat variables can cause stress on the different species of trout and potentially lead to local extinction.
  • Pond Critter Fishing – Nina Leopold Bradley Family Phenology Center  Cast a line in our phenology center to practice catching and identifying the fish and other creatures who live in our pond and neighboring wetlands. See what you can snag, check out what you caught with our ID guides, and color in your own critter key to take home! Then, head out to our pond to see if you can spot this pond life in action.Two girls on fishing dock
  • Fishing Station – Nature Nook Try out tackle, wrangle a rod, and learn about native Wisconsin fish in our Wetland Nature Nook!
  • Fishing Family Fun Program – at the Pond – Sunday, June 21 10am-12pm Fishing was one of the activities most enjoyed by Aldo Leopold as a youngster; join us to learn why in this introduction to angling! You’ll see examples of different types of rods and reels, practice casting, learn how to tie basic fishing knots, and catch worms to use as bait as you fish in our pond! Fathers, mothers, grandparents, and future fishers of all ages are welcome. ALNC members:  $7/person or $25/family; Non-members: $8/person or $29/family

Father and Daughter with Bullhead


June 6, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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