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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Green Fire Showing
January 30, 2015 8:00 pm in Point Reyes, CA
TWS-WS Student Weekend
The Western Section of The Wildlife Society - Student Weekend. Limited showing for registered students only.
TWS-WS Student Weekend
Clem Miller Environmental Ed. Center
Point Reyes, CA 94956
Green Fire Showing
February 8, 2015 2:00 pm in Herndon, VA
Herndon Community Center
The Herndon Environmental Network and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to present the 2015 Winter Film Series. Join us for a free showing of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. This showing is in cooperation with the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.

For more details, and to register, please visit: http://www.herndonenvironment.org/film_series.html
Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Avenue
Herndon, VA 20170
Green Fire Showing
February 10, 2015 7:00 pm in Penscola, FL
Bayview Senior Resrouce Center
Green Fire will be shown followed by a discussion of the Land Ethic and its relationship to a local climate change response.
Bayview Senior Resrouce Center
2000 East Loyd Street
Penscola, FL 32503
Leopold Education Project Workshop
February 21, 2015 9:00 am in Clemson, SC
South Carolina Botanical Gardens
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) Workshop at the SC Botanical Gardens is based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold, in his The Sand County Almanac. LEP teaches the public about humanity's ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect the earth's natural resources. LEP is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum. LEP compliments existing EE curricula. Participants will receive The Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold and an 87-page curriculum guide. This workshop was initially being developed for students at Clemson University, but is open to any person interested in this training.

Workshop goes from 9am to 4pm. Registration fee: $40. Deadline for registration is Feb. 6.
Directions and program details mailed out upon registration.

Questions or registration information: Please call Nancy Thompson @ (803) 983-7811 (cell) or email wildinsc2012@gmail.com OR Robert Bixler, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University (864)656-4849 or email Rbixler@clemson.edu.
South Carolina Botanical Gardens
150 Discovery Lane
Clemson, SC 29631
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
March 5, 2015 6:30 pm in Mt. Horeb, WI
Mount Horeb Public Library
Facilitated by Katie Abbott,Driftless Area Land Conservancy, this evening will feature the film and discussion of A Sand County Almanac. Books are available for check out at the library beginning February 1.
Mount Horeb Public Library
105 Perimeter Road
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Leopold Education Project Workshop
March 6, 2015 9:30 am in Rogers, AR
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center, Rogers, AR
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. LEP teaches about humanity’s ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect earth's natural resources. It is the educational outreach program for The Aldo Leopold Foundation.

In this workshop, educators will be trained in the innovative new curriculum resource, Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold, which won the Best Curriculum Award in 2010 from the National Association for Interpretation.

Leopold's writings are both sound science and excellent literature, making them an outstanding tool for meaningful environmental education. The curriculum encourages flexibility, creativity, and experimentation in using the lessons in a variety of subject matter areas. It uses hands-on critical thinking activities to not only teach students about nature and conservation but to instill what Leopold called a “land ethic”, an appreciation of and respect for the land. All activities are presented in an easy to use format similar to Projects WET, WILD and Learning Tree.
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.

Where:
Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Visitor Center

When:
9:00a – 3:30p on Friday, March 6, 2015

Cost:
$35.00 (covers workshop materials and instruction)
Bring your own lunch & drinks

To register and for more information, contact Suzanne or Marc Hirrel at LEP Arkansas at suzannehirrel@gmail.com or call 501-224-9419.
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center, Rogers, AR
20201 East Highway 12
Rogers, AR 72756
Green Fire Showing
March 6, 2015 1:00 pm in Racine, WI
Siena Retreat Center
Curt Meine--biologist, historian, and writer--will host "Green Fire," followed by an opportunity to network with Racine-area conservation efforts. Siena Retreat Center is located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine, WI 53402
Green Fire Showing
March 6, 2015 7:00 pm in Racine, WI
Siena Retreat Center
Curt Meine--biologist, historian, and writer--will host a viewing of "Green Fire" at Siena Retreat Center, located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine, WI 53402
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
March 7, 2015 2:00 pm in Romeoville, IL
Isle a la Cache Museum
The first weekend in March marks the annual "Aldo Leopold Weekend." This nationwide movement celebrates Aldo Leopold's ideas and vision of a land ethic. It is an opportunity to connect people to nature and revisit those historic ideals of Leopold.

Join us as we take a short hike of less than a half-mile and share some of our favorite quotes from A Sand County Almanac. Afterward, we will return to Isle a la Cache Museum for a screening and discussion of the film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
March 7, 2015 2:00 pm in Romeoville, IL
Isle a la Cache Museum
The first weekend in March marks the annual Aldo Leopold Weekend. This nationwide movement celebrates Aldo Leopold’s ideas and vision of a land ethic. It is an opportunity to connect people to nature and revisit those historic ideals of Leopold. Join us as we take a short hike at Isle a la Cache Preserve and share some favorite quotes from A Sand County Almanac. Afterwards, we will return to the Isle a la Cache Museum for a screening and discussion of Green Fire—Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time. This program begins on uneven, natural terrain, but ends in accessible indoor space.
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
Almanac Event
March 9, 2015 6:30 pm in Lodi, WI
Lodi Public Library
The Lodi Reads Leopold team and the Lake Wisconsin Alliance will host Mike Mossman, Forest Community Ecologist, Bureau Science Services, WI Dept. of Natural Resources for an educational event. The topic will be a discussion of what birds can be found in the Lake Wisconsin watershed as well as how we can apply Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic to sustaining and enhancing their continued existence. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Patti Herman, 608-843-3924, billpatti@charter.net or Kirk Boehm, 608-635-8551, kmb.boehm@gmail.com
Lodi Public Library
Lodi, WI
Almanac Event
March 12, 2015 7:00 pm in Northfield, MN
Emmaus Baptist Church
Hosted by Northfield Prairie Partners chapter of Wild Ones
Selected readings and discussion as they pertain to Leopold's Land Ethic and what we can do today for the future.
Emmaus Baptist Church
212 Linden Street N
Northfield, MN 55057
Leopold Education Project Workshop
March 18, 2015 6:00 pm in Columbiana, AL
Alabama 4 H Center
There will be a Leopold Education Project before the annual Environmental Education Association of Alabama conference. This training will allow individuals to go back to their home counties and share the Leopold Education Project with local educators. The training will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Wed. evening and from 9 am to 4 pm on Thur. The EEAA conference begins at 5 pm on Thur. evening. Materials for this training have been funded through a grant from Legacy: Partners in Environmental Education. Please contact Anita Salinas for lodging information.
Alabama 4 H Center
Columbiana, AL
Green Fire Showing
March 18, 2015 7:00 pm in Camano Island, WA
Camano Multipurpose Center
The first full-length documentary film made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold (author of  A Sand County Almanac), Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Green Fire was produced in partnership by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information, call 360-387-2236, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org or e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.
Camano Multipurpose Center
141 N East Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA 98282
Leopold Education Project Workshop
March 19, 2015 10:00 am in Columbiana, AL
EEAA Conference @ Alabama 4-H Center
This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the annual EEAA conference which begins on 3/19/2015. This workshop is being brought to you by EEAA (Environmental Education Association of Alabama) and Legacy: Partners in Environmental Education.
EEAA Conference @ Alabama 4-H Center
894 4-H Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
Green Fire Showing
April 19, 2015 2:00 pm in Fredonia, KS
Wilson County Old Iron Club Town Hall Building
The third presentation of the 2015 Kansas Heritage Series being held at the Wilson County Old Iron Club.
Wilson County Old Iron Club Town Hall Building
10392 Jade Road
Fredonia, KS 66736
Green Fire Showing
April 22, 2015 6:00 pm in Huntley, IL
Huntley Public Library
Showing and discussion of "Green Fire" documentary facilitated by Land Ethic Leader Barbara Terao, Ed.D. and arborist Chris Leuck for Earth Day.
Huntley Public Library
11000 Ruth Rd
Huntley, IL 60142
Almanac Event with Green Fire Screening
June 20, 2015 8:00 am in Cedarville, MI
Les Cheneaux Islands Area
We welcome you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold, one of America's most influential naturalists, as we dedicate a new park in honor of his time in Les Cheneaux. The new public park is connected to the Aldo Leopold Preserve, more than 1,200 acres of protected land on Marquette Island, part of the 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago.

Both the park and preserve are named for Leopold and his family, who spent several months a year in Les Cheneaux at their cottage on Marquette Island. There, young Leopold spent his days in the woods and on the water, where he developed an appreciation for the environment and wildlife on the island while mapping trails and listing the flora and fauna he found.

A weekend of activities, including the park dedication, nature walks, birding trips, kayak excursions, bicycle rides, a scavenger hunt, a showing of the Leopold bio-pic Green Fire, and other Leopold-related activities are being planned for Friday through Sunday.

Book your lodging now by visiting lescheneaux.org or lescheneaux.net to find rustic cottages or comfy motel rooms. We offer a variety of affordable places to stay. Much more information is coming soon!
Les Cheneaux Islands Area
105 South Meridian Road
Cedarville, MI 49719