ALNC UPDATES

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.

We Couldn’t Do It Without the Corps

With Maple Syrup Fest behind us and with Pipers in the Prairie and Fall Fest coming up soon, we want to take this opportunity to thank our generous Event Partners whose investment in our mission has a huge impact.

Thanks to corporations who pay an event fee and businesses which provide in-kind printing and promotional services, as well as donations of silent auction items and food galore, ALNC can offer, to the public, educational and fun special events at minimal expense so nearly 100% of proceeds go directly to fund children’s programming throughout the year.

Isthmus, a long-time Media Partner for Pipers in the Prairie provides pro bono promotional ads—creating awareness of our events as well as giving ALNC a popular and well-respected platform to recognize other Event Partners.  When asked why they support ALNC, Linda Baldwin, Associate Publisher of Isthmus and IsthmusParents.com. told us,

“Isthmus supports many worthy not-for-profits in the Madison area, none better than Aldo Leopold Nature Center.  They create unique programs that capture the interest of kids and parents alike in a beautiful setting.  Our readers and ALNC – a great combination!”

In addition to contributing an event fee, this year BMO Harris Bank employees, including Doug Nelson, Regional President, Central Region, volunteered their time to clear brush, build the bonfire and spiff up the grounds in preparation for Pipers in the Prairie.  When asked why BMO Harris Bank goes beyond the call of duty to help with the hard and dirty work, Nelson had this to say,

“We are proud to continue our support of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center through event partnerships and our annual BMO Volunteer Day, where 65 employees volunteered for various projects at the Nature Center. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is at the forefront of teaching children and their families that everything in nature is connected and we can preserve our environment through the choices we make each day.”

We are delighted that more women-owned and operated businesses are getting involved.  EZ Office Products is a perfect example of a successful local business that understands the importance of giving back to the community through a cause they believe in. Rose Molz, President of EZOP, told us:

“EZ Office Products is happy to support the Aldo Leopold Nature Center as an event partner for their big fundraising event, Pipers in the Prairie.  The nature center is on the forefront of teaching about climate change and how we, as individuals and the community can address those challenges.  This focus aligns well with our mission to serve others who are addressing the many critical social problems in our community and across the planet, including environmental issues.”
We owe so much of our success to the generosity of our committed Event, Media and In-Kind Partners and are extremely grateful for their significant support throughout the years–thank you!
If your company would like learn how it, too, can contribute to a great cause—fostering admiration and respect for nature to ensure a sustainable future for all—and receive excellent benefits, please contact Kelley Van Egeren at 608-216-9373 or kelley@naturenet.com.

2013 Event Partners

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Proud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center - AMI  Alliant Energy Foundation Logo

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Proud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center EZ office                 Foley andLardner.online

Proud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Great Dane              Proud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Group Health Co    Physicans Plus & Meriter logo for 2013+  REI - BW

Proud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center - WIBAProud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center - WKOWProud Partner Of The Aldo Leopold Nature Center -  92.1 The Mic

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