Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

ALNC will be opening for limited summer camp programs starting July 6th. Access to the building will be restricted to ALNC Staff and Summer Campers.

We thank you for your patience as we determine the right course of action.
Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

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

Homeschool Programs

ALNC is closed until further notice due to COVID-19*

All programs are canceled, including Homeschool programs. If you are registered for programming that is canceled, our staff will contact you. If you have specific questions about Homeschool programming, please contact us at Thank you.
*Please note, our date of reopen is based on recommendations from public health officials and other factors.


Fall 2020 Homeschool Registration is now open.
Click below to check out class information and to register.

At this time, we have decided to open Fall Homeschool Registration for 2020, with the understanding that we may have to adapt programming to protect the health of homeschool students, environmental educators and nature center staff. If you have any questions, please email

PLEASE NOTE: We have a new database! Please follow these instructions when registering. 
ALNC Members: Use your discount code to receive 10% discount. (Don’t have a code, check your email or email us at
Package Savings: Register for all classes to receive a discount.


Join us to add an environmental education component to your home school curriculum! Classes are offered weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 3pm during the academic school year.

We offer separate programs for children ages 5-8 and 9-12 years old. The topics will be similar, but older and younger students will explore varying age appropriate aspects of each topic.

Register for the entire Spring Semester (January-May) to come every Tuesday and SAVE or sign up individually for your favorite topics.

Register online by clicking on the link above or give us a call at (608) 221-0404 x 1. For questions or additional information, please email us at Payment is needed to complete your registration and is non-refundable unless the class is canceled by ALNC staff. For supply and planning purposes, pre-registration and advance payment is required by the registration deadline to hold your spot in the class.

All homeschool classes are drop-off programs appropriate for children ages 5-12 years old.

For all sessions, registration deadline is the Friday prior to the class. This is done to allow ALNC to plan for group sizes and staffing needs. You may call to inquire about availability after registration closes, but realize that space may not be available.

Registration/Cancellation Policies
Payment is needed to complete your registration and is non-refundable unless the class is canceled by ALNC staff. If you notify us of cancellation within one week of the program the registration may be transferred into another class or a voucher (minus 15% administrative fee) will be issued. No vouchers or transfers are issued for absences for those enrolled in the full semester option. Any cancellations or non-attendance within one week of the program will result in a full charge of the class fee. For questions or to register by phone call (608) 221-0404 x 1 or send us an email at

Programs are held rain or shine and always include an outdoor component unless there is severe weather. Please come dressed appropriately.

Older and younger students will be grouped by age when applicable to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration. If your child has a friend or sibling of a similar age they would like to be grouped with, please let us know in your registration. For questions or to register by phone, call (608) 221-0404 x 1 or email us at

Medical Form
Medical information is required for all ALNC drop-off programs. You will find these medical forms during the registration process and you can fill them out right away or sign back in at a later date to do this. Please fill out the information prior to your child’s first class at ALNC. Re-authorization and updated information is required annually (our calendar year starts over in June).

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