The Leopold Event Almanac

The Leopold Event Almanac includes Leopold-focused events in communities all over the country, including Aldo Leopold Weekend Events, Green Fire film screenings, Leopold Education Project workshops, events at the Leopold Center in Baraboo, and more.

What happens at the events you'll find in the Leopold Almanac? Readings from A Sand County Almanac. Film screenings and discussions. Leopold bench building workshops. Hikes and service projects. Educator workshops. In short, lots of great things! If you are planning an event that brings people together to celebrate Leopold's ideas and inspire a new commitment to the land ethic in your community, please add it to our Almanac.  Need ideas for your event? Check out our event planner .

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Leopold Education Project Workshop
February 6, 2016 9:00 am in Gastonia, NC
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
Explore the outdoors, observe nature, and begin to develop your own land ethic. The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. CEU/EE Criteria 1 credit available. $45 Museum Members / $50 Nonmembers Call 704-866-6910 for more information and to register.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Green Fire Showing
February 6, 2016 3:00 pm in Paso Robles, CA
Halter Ranch
Join Halter Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Foundation in the Halter Ranch Event Barn for an enjoyable afternoon discussion exploring the future of conservation as we screen the Emmy Award winning film on Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m.

This event is free of charge. Wine will be available for sale.

RSVP to reservations@halterranch.com or call 805.226.9455.
Halter Ranch
8910 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Almanac Event
February 16, 2016 9:00 am in Racine, WI
Siena Retreat Center
Wisconsin has enjoyed a reputation as a national leader in environmental stewardship. In recent years that reputation has suffered—just at a time when we face both great challenges and great opportunities. Curt Meine, long dedicated to sustaining the health of natural systems and human impact, will provide a broad overview of the state of our land, air, waters, wildlife, and communities, and suggest ways we can begin to reclaim our responsibilities as members of Earth, conservationists, and citizens.
Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine, WI 53402
Green Fire Showing
February 27, 2016 7:00 pm in Alexandria, VA
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
The Mount Vernon Unitarian Church's Green Sanctuary and Outdoor Fellowship present "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time".

Co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.

Join us for an evening with Aldo Leopold. The night will begin with readings from "A Sand County Almanac" followed by a screening of "Green Fire". "Green Fire" shares highlights from Leopold's life and extraordinary career, including how he shaped modern conservation and continues to inspire people today.
Refreshments will be served at 7pm and the film will begin at 7:30pm.

Event is free and open to the public.
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307
Green Fire Showing
February 27, 2016 7:00 pm in Alexandria, VA
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
MVUC’s Green Sanctuary and Outdoor Fellowship jointly present “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.” This is a special opportunity to see an Emmy Award winning documentary of the life and principles of Aldo Leopold, forest ranger, wildlife and wilderness advocate, pioneer environmentalist, researcher, professor, philosopher, farmer, wit and visionary. Author of many articles and studies, Leopold’s seminal work was Sand County Almanac, in which he was passionate in promoting understanding of the profound connections between human communities and the natural world. Please join us to enjoy Leopold’s compelling story. Refreshments at 7:00 pm. Program at 7:30 pm. No charge.
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307
Leopold Education Project Workshop
March 4, 2016 9:00 am in Rogers, AR
Hobbs State Park, Conservation Area, Visitor Center
9:00a – 3:30p
Friday, March 4, 2016
Cost $35.00

Open to all Environmental Educators including: Environmental science teachers, Master Naturalists, Stream Team leaders, Conservation districts, and state park and nature center interpreters.

Participants will receive Exploring the Outdoors CD, A Sand County Almanac, CD of additional activities, Certificate of Completion, a free 1 year membership to the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and more.

Six hours ADE professional development.
You MUST complete all six hours to be certified and to receive curricula.

Hobbs State Park, Conservation Area
Visitor Center

Bring your lunch & drinks

To register and for more information, contact LEP Arkansas at suzannehirrel@gmail.com or call 501-224-9419 and ask for Suzanne or Marc Hirrel
Hobbs State Park, Conservation Area, Visitor Center
20201 AR-12
Rogers, AR 72756
Almanac Event
March 5, 2016 11:00 am in Brantwood, WI
Knox Creek Farm
A gathering to honor Aldo Leopold. Plan to arrive at Knox Creek Farm by 11:00 a.m. at which time we will ski one mile on a groomed trail to a log cabin in the woods where we will discuss Leopold. Bring your ALMANACs and read your favorite passages. Reservations required and adults only as space is limited. Free.
Knox Creek Farm
W1820 W Central Ave
Brantwood, WI 54513
Almanac Event
March 5, 2016 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Winter, WI
Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters
Join us at the Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters building on Saturday March 5th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for a screening of Learning From the Land to help celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend. This video chronicles Leopold’s life using various passages from “A Sand County Almanac” to illustrate how Leopold continued to learn from nature throughout his life. Discussion will follow the 50 minute video. Weather permitting we will also take a short walk along the Flambeau River and read selected passages from “A Sand County Almanac”. Feel free to bring a copy of the book if you have one. Treats and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Ron Weber at (715) 353-2993 or ronw2492@yahoo.com. Please join us!
Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters
1613 County Road W
Winter, WI 54896
Almanac Event
March 5, 2016 4:00 pm in Madison, WI
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Bring the whole family to celebrate the life and legacy of Wisconsin’s premier conservationist, Aldo Leopold! Hear a reading of Nancy Nye Hunt’s children’s book, Aldo Leopold’s Shack: Nina’s Story and participate in activities throughout the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery as a part of their Saturday Science series. Practice some of Aldo’s favorite pastimes such as, bird watching, fishing, tracking and phenology through games, activities and scavenger hunts.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

No pre-registration required.

ALNC Members and Non-Members: FREE.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
March 5, 2016 6:30 pm in Argyle, WI
Argyle Public Library
Lend your voice and read-aloud from A Sand County Almanac. Reading is followed by Green Fire screening and refreshments.
Argyle Public Library
401 E. Milwaukee
Argyle, WI 53504
Almanac Event
March 6, 2016 3:00 pm in Maquoketa, IA
Hurstville Interpretive Center
The words Aldo Leopold wrote in 1948 still strike a note today: “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” These words are the start of Leopold’s famous book, A Sand County Almanac, one of the best-loved conservation classics of all time. Come and listen to members of the community read aloud essays and take part in the discussions about the responsibility people have to the land we inhabit.
Hurstville Interpretive Center
Maquoketa, IA
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
March 12, 2016 10:00 am in Raleigh, NC
Historic Yates Mill County Park
There will be tours of a restored water powered grist mill, screening of Greenfire, hikes in the nature park, displays and programs by environmental organizations, Sand County readings and activities for children and families.
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Lake wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Leopold Education Project Workshop
April 16, 2016 10:00 am in Hancock, NY
French Woods Festival of Performing Arts
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. Originally created by a Wisconsin high school science teacher, LEP uses Leopold's writings as a springboard for engaging students in natural science curriculum. The nonprofit conservation group Pheasants Forever adopted the curriculum in the early '90s, and LEP became the environmental education arm of the organization. Using their ties with chapter groups across the country, Pheasants Forever organized a robust network of state coordinators and facilitators that could bring the curriculum to teachers nationwide. Over the last twenty years, more than 15,000 educators have attended a LEP workshop! More recently, the original curriculum was expanded to include new activities, incorporate new technologies such as GPS, and facilitate teaching in non-formal educational settings, like nature centers and zoos.
French Woods Festival of Performing Arts
199 Bouchoux Brook Rd
Hancock, NY 13783
Leopold Education Project Workshop
April 18, 2016 8:00 am in Jefferson, MD
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. For twenty years LEP has provided schools, nature centers, and conservation organizations with this excellent hands-on and reflective curriculum for working directly with students. Join co-hosts Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation and Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center for a first-ever facilitators training so that you can train the educators in your region, agency, or school system to deliver the LEP program!

Facilitator Trainers participate in a twenty-hour course that helps educators in formal and non-formal settings adapt lessons to suit not only particular student groups and venues, but also various teaching and learning philosophies that match closely with your agency or school system’s requirements and mission. Trainers receive practice in using the curriculum with adult educators. Sessions for record keeping, administration, materials ordering, and marketing the program are included. The sixteen-hour training event takes place over two days to include an evening session. Participants have the opportunity to stay on-site. Meals are included.
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, MD 21755
Green Fire Showing
July 29, 2016 6:00 pm in Kempton, PA
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Join us as we trace Leopold’s personal journey and follow the threads that connect to his legacy today. The screening will be at 6 pm in the Gallery, followed by light refreshments and discussion. No charge courtesy of a generous donation from Brian and Sandra Moroney. Registration required 610-756-6961.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, PA 19529
Leopold Education Project Workshop
September 19, 2016 10:00 am in Hancock, NY
French Woods Festival of Performing Arts
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. Originally created by a Wisconsin high school science teacher, LEP uses Leopold's writings as a springboard for engaging students in natural science curriculum. The nonprofit conservation group Pheasants Forever adopted the curriculum in the early '90s, and LEP became the environmental education arm of the organization. Using their ties with chapter groups across the country, Pheasants Forever organized a robust network of state coordinators and facilitators that could bring the curriculum to teachers nationwide. Over the last twenty years, more than 15,000 educators have attended a LEP workshop! More recently, the original curriculum was expanded to include new activities, incorporate new technologies such as GPS, and facilitate teaching in non-formal educational settings, like nature centers and zoos.
French Woods Festival of Performing Arts
199 Bouchoux Brook Rd
Hancock, NY 13783
Leopold Education Project Workshop
October 10, 2016 10:00 am in Rochester, VT
Sandy's Books & Bakery
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. Originally created by a Wisconsin high school science teacher, LEP uses Leopold's writings as a springboard for engaging students in natural science curriculum. The nonprofit conservation group Pheasants Forever adopted the curriculum in the early '90s, and LEP became the environmental education arm of the organization. Using their ties with chapter groups across the country, Pheasants Forever organized a robust network of state coordinators and facilitators that could bring the curriculum to teachers nationwide. Over the last twenty years, more than 15,000 educators have attended a LEP workshop! More recently, the original curriculum was expanded to include new activities, incorporate new technologies such as GPS, and facilitate teaching in non-formal educational settings, like nature centers and zoos.
Sandy's Books & Bakery
30 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767
Leopold Education Project Workshop
December 10, 2016 10:00 am in Rochester, VT
Sandy's Books & Bakery
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. Originally created by a Wisconsin high school science teacher, LEP uses Leopold's writings as a springboard for engaging students in natural science curriculum. The nonprofit conservation group Pheasants Forever adopted the curriculum in the early '90s, and LEP became the environmental education arm of the organization. Using their ties with chapter groups across the country, Pheasants Forever organized a robust network of state coordinators and facilitators that could bring the curriculum to teachers nationwide. Over the last twenty years, more than 15,000 educators have attended a LEP workshop! More recently, the original curriculum was expanded to include new activities, incorporate new technologies such as GPS, and facilitate teaching in non-formal educational settings, like nature centers and zoos.
Sandy's Books & Bakery
30 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767