Our facility, including Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool, will be closed today,
Friday, March 10th, due to the winter storm.

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.

Land Stewards

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU! Land Stewards & Restorationists — We need YOU!

Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April through October, to control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management projects and invasive species removal. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather or planned activities may be modified.

Here are just a few Land Stewards projects:

  • Cut honeysuckle and other unwanted brush
  • Mulch trails
  • Pull garlic mustard and other “weeds”
  • Transplant wildflowers
  • Collect and label seeds
  • Garden work as needed
  • Pick up trash

    Volunteers, please meet at 10am outside of the West Entry doors, near the Children’s shack, for an orientation. Work days typically take place rain or shine, although they may be modified or cancelled depending on the project and conditions. Basic tools and supplies will be provided. Please bring water bottles and wear work clothes appropriate for the weather. Limited access to facilities for restrooms and water refills will be available.

    These work projects involve physical tasks geared towards older kids and adults. Younger children are welcome to attend/observe at the discretion of their guardian. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Groups of 5 or more should inquire with to ensure we are able to accommodate your group.

    Please contact us at (608) 221-0404 or at for more information.

    For information on our next Land Steward Work Day, please check out our upcoming Events Calendar!

    Aldo Leopold Nature Center