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Leopold Education Project
June 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm$20
What is it?
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum based on essays in Aldo Leopold’s 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 science, literature, math and social studies. A recently developed collection of activities entitled, Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold, encourages flexibility, and creativity, using the lessons in a variety of subject matters. The hands-on critical thinking activities teach students about nature and conservation while striving to instill what Leopold called “ the land ethic”, an appreciation of and respect for the land and how it should be used.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning more about fostering a relationship between our youth and the natural world– teachers, scout leaders, naturalists, park rangers, zoo educators, youth group leaders, and private citizens.
What will I take home?
- A Sand County Alamanac, and Sketches Here and There. Leopold, Aldo (1949)
- Lessons in a Land Ethic: manual of lessons based on Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac
- Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold: curriculum complete with lesson plans and activities
- A Collection of Handouts: materials for classroom use compiled by Treva Breuch
Please Bring a lunch; snacks and cold drinks will be provided
ALNC Members & Non-Members: $ 20/person
Sponsored by the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and the Aldo Leopold Foundation
(funded in part by Wisconsin Chapters of Pheasants Forever)