A Nature Trail for students on land behind the Academy Learning Center. was conceived of and completed because of Greg Braun, a Monroe High School senior. Greg read an article about the Academy Learning Center, which offers separate, specialized programs for students 3-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Multiple Disabilities, and noticed a student's comment regarding how much he enjoyed outdoor activities. That inspired Greg to approach ALC Principal Dr. Erik Solberg about constructing a Nature Trail as a way of demonstrating his leadership skills, a requirement in his pursuit of becoming an Eagle Scout. A year later, Greg’s leadership skills were proven, resulting in a wheelchair accessible Nature Trail for student and community use.