Owl You Need is Love… and Birds!


For Immediate Release – January 3, 2017
Media Contact: Cara Erickson, Interim Communications Manager
Phone: 608/216-9384

In February, Celebrate Wisconsin’s True Winter Romantics…the Owls!

Madison, WI.  Bring your family and loved ones to a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate Wisconsin’s true winter romantics…the owls! Owls court through the cold, dark winter evenings and by Valentine’s Day, they are often sitting on a nest of eggs! In this celebration of owls, we’ll learn how to recognize different owl calls, make an owl craft and head outside with binoculars to see and identify other Wisconsin winter bird residents. We’ll even submit our bird sightings to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Come join us – it is sure to be a real hoot!

All proceeds from this celebration benefit children’s programming at Aldo Leopold Nature Center. ALNC serves tens of thousands of visitors per year, with the bulk of them being school-aged children. Our mission is to provide hands-on programs that “…teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees and enjoy what he understands” in the spirit of Aldo Leopold. Through hands-on interactive programs and special exhibits at campuses in Monona and Black Earth, ALNC is leading the way to engage, educate and empower the next generation of land stewards for a healthy, happy and sustainable future. By supporting this event, you are helping us to do just that.

Pre-registration is recommended.

What:  Owl You Need is Love…and Birds!

When:  Saturday, February 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Where:  Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona

Fee:   ALNC Members: $6/person; Non-members: $10/person & Children 3 and under: FREE

To Register:  Call (608) 221-0404 x0 or Visit www.aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org/event/family-public-program-owl

For more information, please visit aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org, email Creal Zearing or call (608) 221-0404 x0

About Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is a private, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the conservation ethic of Aldo Leopold through environmental education, interactive and awareness. Founded in 1994, with sites in Monona and Black Earth, ALNC provides hands-on environmental programming for school children and their families, reaching more than 50,000 people annually. In addition, ALNC sponsors Nature Net: the Environmental Learning Network, which promotes environmental education for children by organizing collaborative networks of nature centers throughout Wisconsin (www.aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org).