Donate to a Nature Net Site Today!

Nature Net’s network of non-profits fill a special need in our community. They uniquely offer quality environmental education experiences to children, teachers, and families in south-central Wisconsin – and they couldn’t do it without your support!

Find out more about Nature Net members now accepting donations:

The Aldo Leopold Foundation

Wherever you live, you are a vital member of the thinking community, and it is up to us all to ensure that a caring ethic of love, belonging, and respect continues on our earth. Your support makes it happen.



Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Interested in helping the Aldo Leopold Nature Center reach more children with our engaging environmental education programs? Your gift, in any amount, will make a difference in the lives of children in the Dane County community and beyond.



Bethel Horizons

Bethel Horizons is a year-round facility that reaches thousands of people annually through camp, retreats, workshops, hiking, rest and respite opportunities. We can’t do this life-changing work without the financial assistance from our Foundation and generous donors.



Henry Vilas Zoo

We are proud to be one of only a few admission-free, community-supported zoos across the country. We are dedicated to exceptional animal care and conserving wildlife through local engagement and global partnerships. We are committed to making sure that Henry Vilas Zoo remains a place to inspire guests to learn more about the natural world.


UW Arboretum

The Arboretum relies on community support and participation to conserve, restore, and teach about the land. The majority of our support comes from individuals, organizations, and foundations that share our commitment to conservation, ecological restoration, and Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.


Madison Parks

Madison Parks, along with volunteer organizations, offer numerous opportunities throughout the year to help make our parks more beautiful. Opportunities and activities are coordinated by Parks staff and volunteer groups.



Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. It’s through generous contributions of our members that our restoration, education, and advocacy work are possible.



International Crane Foundation

What inspires you about crane conservation? One of the things we love most is our community-based approach to conservation worldwide. We bring people together, cultivate local conservation leadership, create model programs for engaging people in conservation, and we genuinely care for the communities we serve.


MMSD Planetarium

There are many ways that you can support the MMSD Planetarium. Our mission is to inspire and educate people of all ages in the areas of Astronomy, Space Science, and science in general. Thank you for helping us to work toward that goal!



Olbrich Botanical Gardens

The donations of many individuals and organizations keep the Gardens growing. From annual membership donations to planned gifts from a will or trust, each and every donation makes a difference at the Gardens. General donations are used to fund annual operations, which include the purchase of thousands of plants, education programs, exhibitions, and displays.


UW Geology Museum

Since its inception in 1848, the UWGM collection has grown to include rare and world-class specimens important to geoscience research and education. It contains about 120,000 geological and paleontological specimens, as well as voucher specimens for research conducted by more than a century’s worth of graduate students in the Department of Geoscience at UW–Madison.



We strengthened collaborations that help us continue to rise to meet the needs of our communities. Join us as again this year we grow, learn, and reap–and are rooted in community!



Friends of MacKenzie Center

Since 1981, the Friends of MacKenzie have relied on a community of members and donors to fulfill our mission to encourage, perpetuate and promote the work of natural resources and conservation education in Wisconsin, and to develop new concepts leading to expansion of the MacKenzie Center’s programs and physical facilities. Your donation to the Friends will help both youth and adults appreciate and understand Wisconsin’s natural resources, along with environmental issues unique to Wisconsin, protection, and management.

Madison Children’s Museum

Your gift helps the museum achieve its vision to be a welcoming, imaginative, joyful learning environment that supports families in nurturing children’s creativity and curiosity. We foster the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and become engaged community members and global citizens.


Welty Environmental Center

Your financial support for what we do affirms our mission and allows us to do what we do for the kids, the community and our local environment.



Upham Woods

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education.