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 and activities.

At-School Presentations  - For classes unable to visit ALNC, our naturalists deliver hands-on nature programs at schools.

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 and sustainability.

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 child's education.

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, Maple Syrup Fest, Fall Fest and Pipers in the Prairie offer exciting 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 available.

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!





    The Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  330 Femrite Drive
  Monona, Wisconsin 53716
  (608) 221-0404 fax: (608) 221-9095
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