Nature Net Members – SouthCentral Wisconsin


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Aldo Leopold Foundation – Located at the historic Shack property in Baraboo, the Aldo Leopold Foundation strives to inspire an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature through the legacy of Aldo Leopold.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center – ALNC’s mission is to teach love, respect, and admiration for the land in the spirit of Wisconsin’s premier conservationist, Aldo Leopold.

Bethel Horizons Nature Center – Bethel Horizons consists of 460 acres of diverse plant and animal communities ideally situated adjacent to Governor Dodge State Park.

Cave of the Mounds – Tucked in the heart of the driftless, there’s a lot to discover at Wisconsin’s Oldest Classroom – above and below ground!

Cherokee Marsh – Cherokee Marsh is the most diverse of all nature study areas with a mosaic of wetlands, southern Wisconsin woodlots, old fields, restored prairie and oak savanna, two glacial drumlins and the Yahara River.

Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens – Grow your own food in the organic community gardens provided, play and learn in the Kids’ Garden or even explore the prairie in this 31-acre Community Garden.

Dane County Parks – The official website for the Dane County Parks Division. Dane County Parks offer you countywide locations for quick get-aways from urban settings and offer custom-built recreational facilities amid splendid natural beauty.

Dane County Lussier Family Heritage Center – A multi-use educational and interpretive facility providing opportunities for youth and adult learning, volunteerism, outdoor recreation, and special events.

Henry Vilas Zoo – Dane County’s free zoo is nestled in the heart of Madison and open year-round. Spend time with your family while exploring nature. Live animal presentations available year-round.

International Crane Foundation – The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grasslands communities on which they depend.

MacKenzie Center – The center features an exhibit of live Wisconsin wildlife, self-guided hikes and trails, museums, a fire tower, a picnic area and much more. Read more in Nature Net’s Site Spotlight – MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

Madison Children’s Museum – Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. Read more in Nature Net’s Site Spotlight – Madison Children’s Museum

Madison City Conservation Parks – The City of Madison Parks Division Conservation Section has 14 different and unique conservation parks. A conservation park differs in how it is managed and why the land was acquired. The goal of the conservation park is to restore native plant and animal communities while providing education areas and opportunities for everyone.

MMSD – Jackson School Forest – The 287 acre Madison School Forest includes the Olson Oak Woods State Natural Area, a prime example of a Wisconsin southern dry forest with remnants of pre-settlement days.

MMSD – Planetarium – The MMSD Planetarium provides immersive experiences from our home planet, or across the universe, bringing out-of-this-world concepts down to Earth.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens – A spectacular tropical conservatory, open for year-round enjoyment, 14 acres of outdoor specialty gardens, and a botanical center. Read more in Nature Net’s Site Spotlight – Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center – A 330-acre year-round retreat center, camp and environmental education center nestled between the sandstone formations and Wisconsin River of the upper Dells.

UW-Madison Arboretum – Explore opportunities for nature appreciation, environmental education, and ecological research at the Arboretum. Read more in Nature Net’s Site Spotlight – UW Arboretum

U.W. Geology Museum – The museum displays minerals, rocks, fossils, a 6-foot globe, and a walk-through model of a Wisconsin limestone cave. Read more in Nature Net’s Site Spotlight – UW Geology Museum

Welty Environmental Center – Welty is a place to learn about sustainable use of our natural resources and enjoy hands-on encounters with nature.