Program Overview - A Natural Approach
ALNC is leading the way to ensure visitors of
all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to connect with nature by offering
positive and constructive learning opportunities that capture
their interest, engage their senses and teach them to
appreciate the interconnectedness of all living things.
We are proud to offer the following:
Adult & Teacher Workshops -
Whether you want to learn a new outdoor skill or brush up on
teaching techniques, ALNC offers a wide variety of both adult
and teacher workshops. Learning's a "natural" during
hands-on field trips at ALNC!
After-School Programs - Educational and adventurous
programs for elementary and middle school low-income students challenge youth with outdoor exploration
At-School Presentations - For classes unable to visit
our naturalists deliver hands-on nature programs at
Birthday Parties - No kid is too old to celebrate
naturally with a cool nature-themed birthday program and
party at ALNC.
Interactive Exhibits -
Exciting hands-on learning in the Science On a Sphere, Madison
Gas and Electric Renewable Energy Center, Nina Leopold Bradley
Family Phenology Center, Kids' Climate Cast brought to you by
WKOW-TV 27, Storms 360 Fly-Through Immersion and exploration
of the exhibit, Global Warming: Facts and Our Future teach
visitors of all ages about renewable energy, climate science
Leopold Interpretive Trail - This award-winning trail
leads visitors through child-sized examples of native Wisconsin
habitats, with easy to understand explanations of various
sites and questions Aldo Leopold might have asked you, had
he been standing next to you on the trail!
Public Programs - From Family Fishing Fun
to Tiki Torch Toboggan, ALNC's outdoor public
programs celebrate the
seasons. Enjoy the
Family Trailside Backpack program,
seasonal programs, and many other outdoor activities
year-round, specifically designed with today's busy families in mind.
School Field Trips - Learning's a "natural" during
hands-on field trips at ALNC! We work with teachers to
ensure that outdoor experiences are an integral part of a
Scout Programs - Troop badge work, overnights,
pre-scheduled programs, and Eagle Scout projects lead scouts
to a deeper appreciation of the outdoor world.
Special Events -
Leopold Discovery Day,
Pipers in the Prairie offer
nature-oriented fun for the entire family.
Summer Nature Camps - Outdoor adventure and hands-on
nature activities encourage children, ages 2-16, to experience
the great outdoors throughout the summer. From
Backpacking the Ice Age Trail to Adventures
with Laura Ingalls to Muckin' in the Marsh and
Overnight Family Camps, there's something for everyone to enjoy a
summer of learning and discovery outdoors!
Tourist & Organized Adult Programs - Bring your
group to ALNC for a fun and unique experience! Custom exhibit
tours, outdoor programs and group volunteer projects are
Wonderbugs Preschool Programs -
Introduce your toddler or pre-school aged child to an exciting
and wonderful natural world as you explore seasonal topics
together through hikes, outdoor exploration, music, puppetry,
songs, stories and more!