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As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Public Lecture: Stephen Laubach – Redefining Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve

May 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center for Redefining Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve: A New Era of Cooperative Land Stewardship, a free public lecture by author Stephen Laubach.

The land that is now the Leopold Memorial Reserve in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and the site of Leopold’s famous “shack,” provided the families of Aldo Leopold and Thomas Coleman an ideal setting for pioneering experiments in ecological restoration and cooperative conservation. Author Stephen Laubach will examine the evolution of the Reserve idea and how it demonstrates an innovative effort in private conservation connected to the land trust movement and community conservation.

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Stephen Laubach works for the UW Arboretum Earth Partnership program and is a writing consultant on cooperative conservation projects. He promotes ecological restoration and environmental stewardship in schools and communities. Laubach’s book, Living a Land Ethic, is available for sale, and Steve will remain after the talk to answer questions and sign copies.

This presentation, Tuesday, May 3, 6:00-7:00 PM, is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, participants are invited to enjoy Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s exhibits, including the Nina Leopold Bradley Family Phenology Center, Leopold footage in our new Immersion Theater, and a glimpse at our replica Leopold shack. Attendees are also invited to hike around our grounds, open until dusk. Exhibit admission and trail access is free for lecture attendees, though donations are appreciated!

Pre-registration for the lecture and tour is not required, but it’s recommended to RSVP below as space is limited.

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May 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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