Climate and Recreation Wonder Weekend

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Climate and Recreation Wonder Weekend

Time: October 20, 2012 at 11am to October 21, 2012 at 4pm
Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Street: 330 Femrite Drive
City/Town: Monona
Website or Map:…
Phone: (608) 221-9095
Event Type: recreation, and, education
Organized By: Alanna Medearis
Latest Activity: Oct 5, 2012

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Event Description

Discover what a changing climate means for your favorite outdoor activities like fishing, hiking and skiing from recreation and climate experts, go on a geocaching or orienteering adventure with staff from REI-Madison, explore the latest recreational gear and more!

Special Presentations & Exhibits include:

• Geocaching and Orienteering classes with REI, with Map & Compass Navigation classes on Saturday at noon, 1pm and 2pm, and GPS Basics classes on Sunday at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm;

• Science on a Sphere: a high definition global projection system displaying NOAA & NASA planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere to illustrate Earth System science such as atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature;

• Global Warming: Facts and Our Future*: a powerful interactive exhibit created by the National Academy of Sciences explaining peer-reviewed scientific facts about our changing planet;
• Madison Gas & Electric Renewable Energy Center: a dynamic digital program that will allow visitors to learn about available alternative and efficient energy technology;

• Nina Leopold Bradley Phenology Center: a combination interactive exhibit and phenology program that tells the story of the Leopold Family. Here, visitors can become citizen scientists by observing, collecting and analyzing data about the natural world —just like Aldo Leopold;

• Kids’ Climate Cast brought to you by WKOW- TV 27: a green-screen studio where visiting students and families can apply what they have learned about weather, energy and nature to create their own weather and climate with family and friends;

• Storms 360 Fly-Through Immersion Theater: a high-definition immersion experience that takes visitors through simulated weather and climate systems and explains how their changes impact the world;

ALNC’s new Wonder Weekends feature different topics each month and offer visitors of all ages guided experiences through ALNC’s new hands-on interactive exhibits. In addition, ALNC’s exhibits are open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm for self-guided tours.

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday, October 21, Noon-4 pm
Fee: $5.50/person; ALNC members receive free admission for three people.
Information/Register: or 608-216-9371


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