Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

We have recently updated our mask policy to help keep our visitors, students, their families and our staff safe.

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*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

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Plant Power Month

November 3, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Unleash the power of plants! This month, learn about global energy crops, cuting-edge biofuel research here in Wisconsin, and how these renewable living energy sources are part of the climate solution.

Special programs and activities include:

Exciting films throughout the exhibits including Cellulosic Ethanol, an animated film from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center;  Innovation Nation, focused on new biofuel innovations; and Harvesting for Fuel, one farmer’s story of how his 190-year-old family farm became part of a sustainable renewable
energy pipeline!

Energy Planet – Science on a Sphere Presentation: captivating spherical visualizations of renewable energy technologies like switchgrass biofuels!

Fields of Fuel Interactive Game: a roleplaying game where you are a corn or switchgrass farmer!

Plus, demos and displays from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center!

Talk & Walk: Plant Power with Dr. John Greenler
Saturday, November 23, 11 am

Hike through our prairie and learn about the potential for prairies and native grasslands to produce sustainable biofuels and mitigate climate change with Dr. John Greenler, Director of Education and Outreach at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. (In case of inclement weather, this talk will take place in ALNC’s Orientation Theater).


November 3, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center