Our facility will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th,  
for staff training and professional development.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us!


Meet new people, learn about nature, gain experience, build your resume, and give back to the community by sharing your time and talents with ALNC!

Community Engagement Volunteer (PT/Permanent)

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) seeks an outgoing, energetic, and capable individual to join its team in a dynamic volunteer position, engaging the public onsite. This dedicated volunteer will assist with weekday and/or weekend reception desk staffing. Activities focus on accepting mail/deliveries and other administrative duties, assisting the community in-person and via phone and email, and helping to grow the ALNC community. Read the full volunteer job description here.

Land Stewards (PT/Seasonal)

Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Become a volunteer land steward! Volunteer land steward projects focus mainly on land management projects and invasive species removal. Basic tools and supplies will be provided. Learn more about Land Stewards here.

Contact us at (608) 221-0404 or at to inquire about upcoming volunteer opportunities at our next public event.

You can always drop-in to our Land Steward Work Days – the second Saturday of the month, April through October. For information on our next Land Steward Work Day, check out our upcoming events calendar.

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