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.

Off-Site Programming

Programs at YOUR SITE

FEES (subject to change):

  • $60 per 35-45 minute presentation (30 youth maximum per presentation)
  • $0.625 per mile for programs more than 5 miles round-trip from ALNC (effective July 1, 2022)


  • Animal Tracks Students will learn how to “read” tracks and trails and make a track field guide to keep. A hike for animal signs is included in the outdoor program.
  • Creepy Critters Students will learn amazing facts about the adaptations of some of Wisconsin’s “creepiest” critters. Sing songs and learn hands-on all about spiders, snakes, bats, and worms. Get over the creeps while discovering the many ways these creatures are important to our ecosystems. Live specimens may accompany this program, as available.
  • The Mitten Enjoy an interactive reading of animals in winter, followed by seeing and touching study mounts and animal skins.
  • Skins and Skulls Students will examine study mounts, skins and skulls of some common Wisconsin mammals while learning about the special adaptations of predators and prey.
  • Wintering in the Woods Students will learn where woodland animals go when the snow flies as they see study mounts up close. A hike for animal signs is included in the outdoor program.

Don’t see a topic that fits your needs? Just call us with your suggestion and we will work with you to create a presentation that fits what you are looking for.

To schedule a program, please contact our School Program Coordinator at (608)-221-0404 x 1 or

Aldo Leopold Nature Center