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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.

Indoor Environmental Quality Initiatives

A quality indoor environment depends on both environmental and human health components, such as the presence of natural light, clean indoor air, ventilation, and aesthetics.

Art Glass Wall:
The beautiful art glass wall in the renovated portion of the building serves to let daylight into the workspace and provides a pleasing aesthetic experience from the main teaching rooms. Inspired by the Northern Lights, flanked by Leopold Logs, and imprinted with Leopold pine boughs, the glass wall was conceived and created by glass artist, Renee Miller Knight, principal of reneéglass factory, and incorporates white pine boughs from the Leopold Reserve. The installation is a gift from the Bradshaw Knight Foundation.

Low-VOC Materials:
Whenever possible, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials were used in the facility. VOCs are emitted as gas by solids or liquids and can have short- and long-term health effects. VOCs are commonly emitted from many construction and building materials, such as paint and adhesives. Whenever possible throughout the construction project, low- or non-VOC materials were selected to improve the indoor environmental quality during and long past the construction phase.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center