About Nature Net
Who We Are
We are not-for-profit centers, offering experiential,
place-based environmental education to the schoolchildren,
teachers, and families of Southern Wisconsin.
What We Do
Nature Net is a service, providing free and low-cost
environmental education programming to teachers, parents, and
schoolchildren interested in Environmental Education in South-Central
Wisconsin. From Nature Passport, a
summertime, family "scavenger hunt", to Nature
Express, a bus reimbursement program for nature education field
trips, Nature Net
seeks to increase everyone's awareness of the wonderful natural
resources in our own backyard!
The History of Nature Net
Nature Net was founded in 1995 by the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in
an effort to promote collaboration and educational excellence in nature
education throughout southcentral Wisconsin. Identifying nature
field trip programs within a 45-minute bus ride from the metropolitan
center, Nature Net began with a consortium of 16 member sites, ranging
from private not-for-profit centers to governmental agency sites.
Its success in southcentral has spawned similar efforts around the State
Since its inception, Nature Net has focused on making area resources
available and attractive to local schools and families. Its
programs are designed to make nature education innovative, relevant,
affordable, and fun!
Entirely supported by grants and contributions, Nature Net has been
considered a model for regional collaboration and has been featured by
the US Department of Education as a premiere example of community
partnerships in education.
Nature Net is a proud member of the
No Child Left Inside
to connect kids with outdoor nature experiences
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