We invite you out for a hike to explore the magic of the natural world, our trails are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

We ask that all staff and visitors follow our mask policy to help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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

Adult Classes & Teacher Workshops

At the Aldo Leopold Nature Center we offer a wide variety of both adult and teacher workshops.  Some adult workshops we have had in the past ranged from Invasive Species, Chainsaw Safety and Burn School to mixed media art.  Leopold Education Project, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project WET, KEEP (K-12 Energy Education Program), and Global Environmental Change Education are just a few examples of our teacher workshops.

October 23, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm AND/OR 12:30 – 3:30pm
Join us around the state to become trained in Project Learning Tree’s high school curriculum. PLT’s secondary materials provide engaging opportunities to connect older students to real-world environmental issues, and help students (and teachers!) practice critical thinking skills.

Topic areas may include (each workshop is different, please read the additional information on each workshop for specific details):

COST: $35/per session. Substitute reimbursements of up to $65 for one session or $125 for both sessions are available. Contace for details. 



A Teacher Workshop for Middle and High School Educators
November 7 & 8, 2019
8:30 am-4 pm

Join the NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) for a two day workshop highlighting hands-on programming and ideas for integrating climate and STEM resources into your classroom or informal science curriculum.

DAY ONE (Thurs, Nov 7) will take place at ALNC in Monona and feature interactive investigations and discussions about using Aldo Leopold and Nina Leopold Bradley’s phenological data comparisons to examine historical data that helps illustrate climate change. Activities will range from measuring water quality as it relates to stormwater and precipitation trends to maple syruping and the impact of climate change on this industry. Connect the local to the global with resources you can access with your students in a classroom or other outdoor setting.

DAY TWO (Fri, Nov 8) will take place at CIMSS, on the UW-Madison campus, birthplace of satellite meteorology. Learn about the newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and how to access and investigate satellite imagery. Participants will leave fully equipped to coach their students in a virtual science fair ( this spring using satellite data to investigate weather and natural hazards. Science fair prizes for students  will include gift cards and official GOES launch viewing invitations (no travel support) at the Kennedy Space Center. Teachers coaching the winning teams will receive launch invitations and travel support to present at the 2020 American Meteorological Society Centennial meeting in Boston! Participating teachers will also receive a beautiful 4-season poster of Wisconsin. Attendance is limited and we recommend you sign up early!

Educators attending both days will receive certificates of completion to apply towards CEU credits. 

COST: $50/person. Reimbursement of up to $200 per participant available to help offset travel, hotel, substitute fees or other workshop expenses. Please complete this form if requesting reimbursement. Continental breakfast, light refreshments and lunch are included each day. Lodging is not provided.




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Or, book our beautiful, eco-friendly venue for your own group or meeting!


If we have to cancel a workshop for any reason, you will be notified and receive a voucher or, at your request, a refund. If you need to withdraw from a workshop for any reason, please inform us in writing (by mail or email):
• At least one month prior to the start of workshop – receive a voucher (less 15% admin fee) or at your request, a refund (less 15% admin fee).
• At least two weeks prior to the start of the workshop – receive a voucher (less 15% admin fee) or transfer your registration to another workshop session, but no refund will be given.
• Any non-attendance or cancellations received less than two weeks before the start of the workshop – you will not be issued a voucher or a refund.


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