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Sierra Munoz posted an event

Land Steward Work Day at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

September 15, 2018 from 10am to 11:30am
Help us restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, marsh and woodlands!Join us one Saturday a month to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management projects…See More
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Rocking Rocks and Fossils at Klein Quarry

July 14, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
TAKO have teamed up with River Products and Cedar Valley Rocks and & Minerals Society to have our 4th Rockin' Rocks and Fossils Event! Don’t miss this opportunity to get a tour of a rock quarry! Bring the whole family out to collect some rocks…See More
Jul 5
Sierra Munoz updated an event

Walking Home Ground: Retracing the Steps of Muir, Leopold and Derleth to Learn About Our Home Ground at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

July 15, 2018 from 12pm to 1:30pm
This class is a reading and writing appreciation course. Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth, is an account of regional writer Robert Root’s journey walking the same Wisconsin trails, countryside and natural areas as…See More
Jul 3

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Nature Play The Day Away!

Close your eyes…

Think of one of your favorite memories as a child.

Does it involve being outside? How do you feel when you think of this memory and what feelings did you have as a child in this memory? For many people, when asked these questions, the response usually involves an outdoors experience with friends and/or family with lots of happiness, excitement, adventure, and satisfaction. My memory is when my brother and I used the swing set to create a mud…

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Posted by Reid Park Zoo Education on November 24, 2017 at 3:16pm

Natural Scientists Right from the Start

It's going to be another great year at Schoolmates. The new Explorers arrived in the rain on Wednesday, September 6. Everyone had raincoats and asked, "Are we going to hike today?" A little rain wasn't going to stop these enthusiastic children.

After some…

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Posted by Ann Courcy on November 14, 2017 at 5:56am

A Clearing in the Woods

It took two days of asking and bargaining, but I got Aurora and Stephen to take a hike with me. Actually, for months I have "led by example." I walk or hike whenever possible. Stephen and Aurora know my beliefs about exercise and being in nature, yet they fight my attempts to get them outside. When motivating children, "lead by example" gets you only so far. After that it's bargain,…

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Posted by Ann Courcy on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm

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