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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus

330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
(608) 221-0404

The Monona Campus, with its gentle, glaciated patchwork of oak savanna, wetlands, prairies and woodlands provides a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life that surrounds it. Here, visitors are invited to explore local flora and fauna on the trails and see how their observations connect to global phenomena through interactive exhibits.

October 2014

Wonders of Water: Session 2 (Brownie Girl Scouts)

October 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Learn to LOVE, SHARE, and SAVE water during this fun-filled program! We’ll help you earn your LOVE water journey award as we learn all about the water cycle and the importance of wetlands to water quality as we search for critters in the pond.

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November 2014

Green Buildings Month

November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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The Aldo Leopold Nature Center was recently awarded Sustainable Small Business of the Year Award by In Business Magazine --- explore our exhibits this month to find out why! Learn how conscientious construction, efficient performance, renewable energy, and sustainable practices can make a huge difference in saving energy, curbing emissions and having positive impacts on the environment. View special shows, interact with our green building digital curriculum, and take a tour of our building and grounds to explore our green features. Programs…

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Green Buildings Month

November 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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The Aldo Leopold Nature Center was recently awarded Sustainable Small Business of the Year Award by In Business Magazine --- explore our exhibits this month to find out why! Learn how conscientious construction, efficient performance, renewable energy, and sustainable practices can make a huge difference in saving energy, curbing emissions and having positive impacts on the environment. View special shows, interact with our green building digital curriculum, and take a tour of our building and grounds to explore our green features. Programs…

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By The Light Of The… (T)

November 4, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

…Beaver Moon. Furs and trapping. Don’t get caught napping. Singing, playing. Are the traders paying? Fun while learning. Today will keep you yearning! For all things beaver and more!

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Trees and Seeds

November 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014
Seeds and trees are both packed full of energy! We’ll start our adventures with a hike to identify trees and plants then we’ll go on a seed scavenger hunt to learn the many ways in which seeds can travel.

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By The Light Of The… (W)

November 5, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

…Beaver Moon. Furs and trapping. Don’t get caught napping. Singing, playing. Are the traders paying? Fun while learning. Today will keep you yearning! For all things beaver and more!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

November 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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By The Light Of The… (F)

November 7, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

…Beaver Moon. Furs and trapping. Don’t get caught napping. Singing, playing. Are the traders paying? Fun while learning. Today will keep you yearning! For all things beaver and more!

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Leader Of The Pack (T)

November 11, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Coyotes are wiley. Coyotes are fun. Come learn about these “barking dogs” until the day is done. We’ll play games and craft, sing songs that are daft. You’ll be howling with delight! Today and later at night!

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Autumn Adaptations

November 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014
Fall is a time of change, for people, plants, animals and weather. From beetles to bergamot, learn how different species adapt to the changing seasons and prepare for the long winter ahead.

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Leader Of The Pack (W)

November 12, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Coyotes are wiley. Coyotes are fun. Come learn about these “barking dogs” until the day is done. We’ll play games and craft, sing songs that are daft. You’ll be howling with delight! Today and later at night!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

November 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Nature, Camera, Action!

November 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $50

Live from Monona…starring you! Ever wanted to create or star in a nature film or documentary? Join us for a day of nature observation, exploration and digital media!

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Leader Of The Pack (F)

November 14, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Coyotes are wiley. Coyotes are fun. Come learn about these “barking dogs” until the day is done. We’ll play games and craft, sing songs that are daft. You’ll be howling with delight! Today and later at night!

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Take a Hike! (Brownie Girl Scouts)

November 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Open your eyes and your ears to all that nature has to offer. Lace up your boots and join us as we discover nature on a hike. We will learn what we can find outside, how to be safe on the trails and what to bring if you want to hike for a long distance. All you need for this adventure is a desire to explore outside on the trail!

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Creepy Crawly Critters (Brownie Girl Scouts)

November 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Some insects are so tiny you need a magnifying lens to see them while others may be as big as your hand! We will look under logs, on tall grass and even in the water on our insect hunt. We will get a close-up look and learn to identify some of the fascinating insects that can be found right in your own backyard.

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Extended Day Add-On: Gobble Gobble and Weird Science

November 17, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods.

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Gobble Gobble (T)

November 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Did you know turkeys roost in trees? Want to know more? Just ask please! Come find out a thing or two about a wild birdie before you chew. Come gobble up the fun!

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Quadrats Are Where It’s At

November 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014
A quadrat is a simple device for marking out a small area. By recording information from a number of quadrats placed within a larger study area, scientists obtain a sample of the whole area, which may be too big to describe in full. We’ll spend the afternoon plotting in the prairie and measuring the maple field!

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Gobble Gobble (W)

November 19, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Did you know turkeys roost in trees? Want to know more? Just ask please! Come find out a thing or two about a wild birdie before you chew. Come gobble up the fun!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

November 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Gobble Gobble (F)

November 21, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Did you know turkeys roost in trees? Want to know more? Just ask please! Come find out a thing or two about a wild birdie before you chew. Come gobble up the fun!

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Families on the Frontier

November 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$7 – $29

Celebrate fall and the harvest season by going back in time to a world much different than today!

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Nuts To You (T)- CANCELLED!

November 25, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

CANCELLED-- Red, gray, flying and fox; squirrels must be sneaky and watch out for hawks! Come gather some acorns and squirrel away some knowledge about our furry fall friends.

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All about Birds

November 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration closes at midnight the night before programming.
“You always can tell what a bird does eat when you look at its beak and you look at its feet.” Students will learn how birds make a living with our hands-on activity. We’ll examine study mounts before exploring the land with binoculars in search of our resident species.

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Gobble Gobble

November 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $22

Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Calling all Jakes and Jennys! Come join us for a very “fowl” morning of fun as we learn all about turkeys. Learn how (and why) they to gobble, explore the habit and habitats of wild turkey, and how to identify turkey scat through fun games, crafts and outdoor explorations.

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Nuts To You (W)

November 26, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Red, gray, flying and fox; squirrels must be sneaky and watch out for hawks! Come gather some acorns and squirrel away some knowledge about our furry fall friends.

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Lunch Bunch

November 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$7 – $10

Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Your child will relax and enjoy nature stories read aloud by our naturalists while eating lunch. Afterwards, we’ll burn off some energy playing games outside with a nature theme!

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Weird Science

November 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $22

Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Weird and wacky science experiments await your discovery! We’ll learn some basic science principles of science while conducting science experiments, including our famous “electric pickle” experiment, volcanic eruptions, and many, many more!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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December 2014

Winter Webs (T)

December 2, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Spiders come and spiders go-- even in the winter! Get stuck in a web of fun and take home an egg-sac full of memories.

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Winter Wonder Bugs Tuesday Package

December 2, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$88

Save with our Winter Package Option! This package includes all of the Tuesday sessions December 2nd through February 24th (11 sessions). Each class is held from 9:30-10:45am.

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Beyond the Naked Eye

December 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration closes at midnight the night before programming.
Explore objects too big or too small to see with the naked eye! From water molecules to the atmosphere we’ll use microscopes to enlarge small objects & organisms, learn about and build molecules. We’ll make the far away and extremely small come to life!

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Winter Webs (W)

December 3, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Spiders come and spiders go-- even in the winter! Get stuck in a web of fun and take home an egg-sac full of memories.

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Winter Wonder Bugs Wednesday Package

December 3, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$88

Save with our Winter Package Option! This package includes all of the Wednesday sessions December 3rd through February 25th (11 sessions). Each class is held from 9:30-10:45am.

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

December 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Winter Webs (F)

December 5, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Spiders come and spiders go– even in the winter! Get stuck in a web of fun and take home an egg-sac full of memories.

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Winter Wonder Bugs Friday Package

December 5, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$88

Save with our Winter Package Option! This package includes all of the Friday sessions December 5th through February 27th (11 sessions). Each class is held from 9:30-10:45am.

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Deer John (T)

December 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

You are in luck! Deer do not write goodbye letters for the winter. They bed down here and leap over there. Today the songs, games, and fun a-bound!

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Astronomy 101

December 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration closes at midnight the night before programming.
Join us for an afternoon under the stars as we explore our solar system; including planets, moons and constellations. We’ll get an up close and personal look at these celestial bodies using one of our newest tools – NOAA’s Science on a Sphere.

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Deer John (W)

December 10, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

You are in luck! Deer do not write goodbye letters for the winter. They bed down here and leap over there. Today the songs, games, and fun a-bound!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

December 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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NASA “Ask Us” – Change Over Time: Investigate Climate Change Impacts in the Midwest

December 11, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Spring flooding in the Upper Midwest - NASA Earth Observatory Calling all educators and interested public! The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is excited to be hosting a live webcast and Q&A with climate experts from NASA! ALNC was identified as a Midwest host organization, and we will be connected live with experts from NASA Langley Research Center. We hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind online Earth System Science educator professional development opportunity from NASA's ESTEEM (Earth Systems, Technology…

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Deer John (F)

December 12, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

You are in luck! Deer do not write goodbye letters for the winter. They bed down here and leap over there. Today the songs, games, and fun a-bound!

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Snow Art: Session 1 (All Scout Levels)

December 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

We will use our natural world to make some beautiful paintings and even paint with ice! Learn how to paint an outdoor landscape, try painting without a brush and even work together to paint a mural! Bring your creativity and nature will provide the rest.

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Snow Art: Session 2 (All Scout Levels)

December 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

We will use our natural world to make some beautiful paintings and even paint with ice! Learn how to paint an outdoor landscape, try painting without a brush and even work together to paint a mural! Bring your creativity and nature will provide the rest.

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Signs of Life (T)

December 16, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Sometimes animals leave us clues like scat or tracks that tell us about their actions. Come be a nature detective and find the animal clues that might be right under your nose-- or your foot!

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Snowshoeing Basics

December 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Registration closes at midnight the night before programming.
See and learn about snowshoe styles from past to present as we learn the science and culture behind this mode of winter travel. Afterwards, we’ll head outside to explore the winter landscape on snowshoes, practice basic skills, and play some games!

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Signs of Life (W)

December 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Sometimes animals leave us clues like scat or tracks that tell us about their actions. Come be a nature detective and find the animal clues that might be right under your nose-- or your foot!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

December 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Signs of Life (F)

December 19, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Sometimes animals leave us clues like scat or tracks that tell us about their actions. Come be a nature detective and find the animal clues that might be right under your nose-- or your foot!

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Extended Day Add-On: Winter on the Frontier

December 22, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm.  You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon?  Call 221-0404x0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Winter on the Frontier

December 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Life as a pioneer was tough enough but imagine all they had to do to get ready for winter! They had to fine tune their hunting skills, make butter, grind grain, gather firewood, and much more.

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5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals: Session 1 (Daisy Girl Scouts)

December 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

In the winter time, many animals are hibernating or have migrated, so it is hard to see them, but some animals stay in Wisconsin. We will learn about some wild animals that can be seen in the snow outside our windows, and we will also make bird feeders to help earn the Birdbath Award as we learn to care for animals and help them through the rough winter months.

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5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals: Session 2 (Daisy Girl Scouts)

December 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

In the winter time, many animals are hibernating or have migrated, so it is hard to see them, but some animals stay in Wisconsin. We will learn about some wild animals that can be seen in the snow outside our windows, and we will also make bird feeders to help earn the Birdbath Award as we learn to care for animals and help them through the rough winter months.

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Extended Day Add-On: Brrr…It’s Cold!

December 23, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Brrr… It’s Cold!

December 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an owl in the winter time? How about a fox? Or a fish? We will get a chance to learn about some of the features, called adaptations, that animals have to survive the winter time.

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Common Sense: Session 1 (Brownie Girl Scouts)

December 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

We will use our five senses to explore our natural world. We will feel the different textures of bark, smell the scents of winter, see what is moving around on or under the snow and even taste a sweet treat that nature provides. All of your senses will be involved as we venture into our winter environment.

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Common Sense: Session 2 (Brownie Girl Scouts)

December 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

We will use our five senses to explore our natural world. We will feel the different textures of bark, smell the scents of winter, see what is moving around on or under the snow and even taste a sweet treat that nature provides. All of your senses will be involved as we venture into our winter environment.

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Extended Day Add-On: Nature Games

December 26, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Nature Games

December 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Who knew?! Winter is a great time of year to be outside! There are many fun games to play in the cold and snow and we will stay cozy and warm while doing so!

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Extended Day Add-On: Where Am I?

December 29, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Where Am I?

December 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Knowing how to navigate from one place to another is a great skill to have! The night sky has provided people for centuries with ways to navigate from one place to another, but we will practice our navigation during the day.

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Snowshoeing: Session 1 (All Scout Levels)

December 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Join us for an activity that allows us to experience all of winter’s beauty: snowshoeing. We will learn about some of the types of snowshoes that have been used and then strap on our own snowshoes which we will use while we hike the trails.

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Snowshoeing: Session 2 (All Scout Levels)

December 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Join us for an activity that allows us to experience all of winter’s beauty: snowshoeing. We will learn about some of the types of snowshoes that have been used and then strap on our own snowshoes which we will use while we hike the trails.

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Extended Day Add-On: Winter Survival

December 30, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Winter Survival

December 30, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Quick! It’s getting dark and you are going to have to spend the night in the woods. What do you do? By the end of the day today, you will be an expert in outdoor survival.

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Energize!: Session 1 (Junior Girl Scouts)

December 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

You will be well on your way to earning your Energize Award after learning all about energy today! What are some forms of energy and how do we see examples of them? What are some examples of renewable and non-renewable energy? We will answer these questions and many more as we plug our brains in to the world of energy.

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Energize!: Session 2 (Junior Girl Scouts)

December 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

You will be well on your way to earning your Energize Award after learning all about energy today! What are some forms of energy and how do we see examples of them? What are some examples of renewable and non-renewable energy? We will answer these questions and many more as we plug our brains in to the world of energy.

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Extended Day Add-On: Sherlock in the Snow

December 31, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Sherlock in the Snow

December 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Some of the best detective work can be done in the winter time! There is a lot of evidence that animals have been out and about.

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January 2015

Extended Day Add-On: Snow Science

January 2, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Snow Science

January 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Snow is so much fun to play in! But there is a lot to learn about snow.

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Clover: Daisy Girl Scouts (AM Session)

January 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Our planet is home to many unique habitats, from forests to deserts and polar ice caps. We will learn about three habitats that are found in Wisconsin and why they are important to the plants and animals that call them home.

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Breathe! (Cadette Girl Scouts)

January 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$20

In this program, we’ll use all our senses to explore air and start you on the path towards earning your AWARE Journey award. Hands-on activities will investigate the concepts of wind speed, sound, cloud types, air pressure and temperature.

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Clover: Session 2 (Daisy Girl Scouts)

January 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Our planet is home to many unique habitats, from forests to deserts and polar ice caps. We will learn about three habitats that are found in Wisconsin and why they are important to the plants and animals that call them home.

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Bear-ly Breathing (T)

January 6, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Winter is a good time for napping if you’re a black bear. Cub and find out something surprising!

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Winter/Spring 2015 Home School Package

January 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$200

This option includes all Home School sessions (Tuesdays from 1-3pm) from January 6, 2015-June 2, 2015. Registrants cannot use missed sessions on future programs.

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Under the Snow and Ice?

January 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

When snow falls, we love to sled and skate. But at the end of the day, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests, prairie and pond?

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

January 6, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Bear-ly Breathing (W)

January 7, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Winter is a good time for napping if you’re a black bear. Cub and find out something surprising!

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Bear-ly Breathing (F)

January 9, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Winter is a good time for napping if you’re a black bear. Cub and find out something surprising!

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Read Owl About It (T)

January 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Hear ye! Hear ye! Owls are back and they are better than ever! You’ve got to be brave to learn all about these night-time birds.

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Animal Magnetism

January 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Magnets are in use all around us, from your refrigerator door to doctor’s offices! Did you know the earth is one giant magnet, and that for centuries people and animals have used the north and south poles for navigation?

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC (Cancelled tonight)

January 13, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Every Tuesday; 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Read Owl About It (W)

January 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Hear ye! Hear ye! Owls are back and they are better than ever! You’ve got to be brave to learn all about these night-time birds.

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Read Owl About It (F)

January 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

Hear ye! Hear ye! Owls are back and they are better than ever! You’ve got to be brave to learn all about these night-time birds.

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Extended Day Add-On: Aldo Celebration!

January 19, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $16

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9:00am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off and pick up at any point within these time periods. Do you only need the morning or only the afternoon? Call 221-0404×0 to register for a pro-rated version.

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Aldo Celebration!

January 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10 – $55

Did you know that Aldo Leopold’s birthday is in January? Let’s celebrate his birthday by doing some of his favorite activities!

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Snowshoeing: Session 3 (All Scout Levels)

January 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Join us for an activity that allows us to experience all of winter’s beauty: snowshoeing. We will learn about some of the types of snowshoes that have been used and then strap on our own snowshoes which we will use while we hike the trails.

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Snowshoeing: Session 4 (All Scout Levels)

January 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

Join us for an activity that allows us to experience all of winter’s beauty: snowshoeing. We will learn about some of the types of snowshoes that have been used and then strap on our own snowshoes which we will use while we hike the trails.

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Keep on Tracking (T)

January 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

...While the snow is stacking! Discover what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoe (prints).

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Winter Tracking

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Winter is a wonderful time to discover animal signs and homes! Through games, a take-home craft project, and an interpretive hike, youth will search for sign of the inhabitants of Wisconsin’s wetlands, prairies, and forests!

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

January 20, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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Keep on Tracking (W)

January 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

...While the snow is stacking! Discover what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoe (prints).

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Keep on Tracking (F)

January 23, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

...While the snow is stacking! Discover what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoe (prints).

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Lights Out (Cadette Girl Scout)

January 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8

When the lights go out, many animals in nature wake up! We will use our ears as we seek out the animals that are nocturnal while going on a night hike.

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Snowballs (T)

January 27, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$9 – $10

One, two, three- make some snowballs for me! We will read the story by Lois Ehlert and make our own creations indoors and out.

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May the “Force” Be With You

January 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$10

Machines, from airplanes to tweezers, are at work all around us. Without the help of machines, it would be much harder for people and animals to do work.

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Yoga For Good – Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

January 27, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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$8 – $75

Join us for an 8-week gentle yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

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