ALNC UPDATES

Our facility will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9am.

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.

Girl Scouts

Bring your scouts to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to work towards a variety of petals, badges, and journeys. From Daisies to Cadettes, we’ll help you explore and learn all about the outdoors!

Fee: $50/educator per 1.5 hour program or $67/educator per 2 hour program. Full payment is due the day of the program. Any late payments may result in a $25 late payment fee. See “booking” section for 2-hour option.

Ratio: Daisies = 10 scouts/educator; Brownies and up = 12 scouts/educator

Book a Scout Program Here

Booking: When booking, select a start time of either 10 am or 1 pm and then select the end time of 11:30 pm or 2:30 pm (1.5 hours after the start time). This will make the reserve button appear. Select “RESERVE” to move forward in the booking process. Note: you must select either 10 am or 1 pm, then select either 11:30 am or 2:30 pm to get the “RESERVE” button to appear. The system will NOT move forward if you select a different start time or make the party less than 1.5 hours.

Looking for a 2-hour scout program? The fee increases to $67/educator per 2 hour program. Book a 1.5 hour program through the system above and contact scouts@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org to extend your booking.

Scouts Booking Calendar with Timeslots

Email scouts@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org with questions or if you have trouble registering.

Weather Policy: Please dress for the weather and the season; all programs have outdoor components and are held rain or snow or shine! In the case of thunder, lightning, or extreme weather, alternate indoor activities will be provided. In the rare event that ALNC does cancel a program, we will issue a full refund or reschedule.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Program cancellations require at least one weeks notice. Programs cancelled after that time will be charged the full amount.


 

DAISY PROGRAMS | Grades K-1 or ages 5-7

GOLDEN HONEY BEE AWARD (Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey)

BIRDBATH AWARD (5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals! Journey)

ROSIE’S PETAL (Make the World a Better Place)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3

ECO LEARNER (Outdoor Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3

OUTDOOR ART MAKER (Art in the Outdoors Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3

 

BROWNIE PROGRAMS | Grades 2-3 or ages 7-9

HIKER (Outdoor Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

HOME SCIENTIST (Science & Technology Badge)
Meets steps 2, 3, 4, 5

SENSES (Investigation Badge)
Meets steps 2, 3, 4, 5

BUGS (Naturalist Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PAINTING (Artist Badge)
Meets steps 2, 3, 4, 5

ECO FRIEND (Environmental Stewardship Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

LOVE WATER AWARD (WOW! Wonder of Water Journey)
Meets step 1

 

JUNIOR PROGRAMS | Grades 4-5 or ages 9-11

ANIMAL HABITATS (Animals Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3, 5

GEOCACHER (Adventure Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 3, 4

PLAYING THE PAST (Creative Play Badge)
Meets steps 3, 4

 

CADETTE PROGRAMS | Grades 6-8 or ages 11-14

NIGHT OWL (Adventure Badge)
Meets steps 1, 2, 4, 5

TREES (Naturalist Badge)
Meets steps 2, 3
 


Don’t see the topic you are looking for? Contact us to see if we can create a tailored program for your troop. General topics are available ranging from Pond Exploration to Seasonal Discovery to Snowshoeing.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center