Winter Solstice Celebration

November 27, 2017

Contact: Cara Erickson
Phone: (608) 216-9374

Join Aldo Leopold Nature Center for a Winter Solstice Celebration

Monona, WI – Cultures around the globe have celebrated the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, as a time to reflect on the past year and look with hope to the coming. Join them for a night of inspiration while exploring these solstice traditions under the stars with friends and family. This family-friendly celebration, appropriate for all ages, features:

  • A naturalist-led twilight hike on Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s trails
  • Nature crafts for kids
  • Inspirational Winter Solstice stories from around the globe
  • A festive bonfire and ceremonial burning of the Yule log
  • Wassail made over a fire in the Children’s Shack
  • Food for our winter bird neighbors and
  • Hot apple cider, yummy seasonal snacks and more!

Don’t miss this special night of joyful festivities as we look forward to longer and lighter days.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive | Monona, WI

Date & Time:
Friday, December 15 from 6:30-8:30pm

ALNC members: $6/person (Children 3 and younger are free
ALNC non-members: $10/person (Children 3 and younger free)

About Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is a private, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the conservation land ethic of Aldo Leopold. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s mission is to engage and educate current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect and enjoy the natural world. ALNC provides hands-on environmental programming for school children and their families, reaching tens of thousands of 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.