Aldo Leopold’s legacy lives on in spring educator workshop

Aldo Leopold’s legacy of empowering future generations to be good stewards of the natural world carries on at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Area educators – especially those interested in building relationships between children and the natural environment – are invited to join Naturalists Treva Breuch and Kathy Waldera for the Leopold Education Project Workshop on May 4.

The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative environmental education curriculum based on essays from A Sand County Almanac, written by renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold. Originally created by a Wisconsin high school science teacher, LEP teaches students and adults about humanity’s ties to the natural environment in an effort to conserve and protect the earth’s natural resources. The workshop will provide lesson plans and techniques used to carry out Leopold’s vision. Our newly revised curriculum uses hands-on and critical thinking activities to teach students about nature and conservation and to instill what Leopold called a “land ethic”, an appreciation of and respect for the land.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning about fostering a relationship between our youth and the natural world– teachers, parents, scout leaders, naturalists, park rangers, zoo educators, youth group leaders and private citizens.

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716
Date/Time: Thursday, May 4th, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $35 – includes materials and a light supper, parking is always free
Information/Register: By phone at (608) 216-9378 or online at www.aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org