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
April 18, 2015 8:00 am in Ashland, OH
Schar College of Education-Ashland University
• To register: Joanne Mudra, jcmudra@gmail.com
• April 18, 8 am-4 pm
• 204 Schar College of Education, Ashland University
• Sponsor: Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Region 6
• AU credit will be available for an added fee
• Workshop fee is $25, includes all materials, a light lunch and snacks.
Susan Setterlin-LEP Facilitator
Schar College of Education-Ashland University
204 Schar College of Education-Ashland University
Ashland, OH 44805
Leopold Education Project Workshop
April 18, 2015 9:00 am in Monona, , WI
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona WI
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.

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.

Please Bring a lunch …… snacks and cold drinks will be provided
ALNC Members & Non-Members: $ 20/person

To register online, please go to ALNC’s website http://aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org/program-overview/adult-programs/adult-classes/ or by phone at 608-221-0404 x0
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona WI
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, , WI 53716
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 19, 2015 2:00 pm in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Library-Burton Barr Central Branch
Celebrate Earth Week on Sunday April 19th, 2015 at 2 pm for a screening of Green Fire. See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways. Green Fire was produced in partnership by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. This presentation is being hosted by Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign. There is no cost to attend the screening but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 602-254-9330, or e-mail alicia.hamilton@sierraclub.org. For more information about the Our Wild America campaign visit www.facebook.com/ourwildamericaphx.
Phoenix Library-Burton Barr Central Branch
1221 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Almanac Event
April 20, 2015 7:00 pm in Okla. City , OK
Okla. History Center
The one-man play, A Standard of Change, about Aldo Leopold will be performed by Jim Pfitzer.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with performance at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, arrive early.
Okla. History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr.
Okla. City , OK 73105
Green Fire Showing
April 20, 2015 7:30 pm in Mesa, AZ
ASU Polytechnic Campus - Aravaipa Auditorium
We're kicking off Earth Week with a screening of Green Fire. The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.
ASU Polytechnic Campus - Aravaipa Auditorium
7001 East Williams Field Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Green Fire Showing
April 21, 2015 6:30 pm in Spokane, WA
Community Building
The first full-length documentary film about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. After the screening, Kirk and Madeline David will lead a discussion about Leopold and his conservation ethic.
Community Building
35 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Green Fire Showing
April 21, 2015 7:00 pm in Hampton, VA
Center for Performing & Creative Arts
Celebrate Earth Day with a free viewing of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" on April 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Performing & Creative Arts, 300 Butler Farm Road
Center for Performing & Creative Arts
300 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Almanac Event
April 21, 2015 7:30 pm in Stillwater, OK
Stillwater, OK
The one-man play, A Standard of Change, about Aldo Leopold will be performed by Jim Pfitzer. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, arrive early.
Stillwater, OK
Click Hall, OSU Alumni Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
Green Fire Showing
April 22, 2015 10:00 am in Centerville, IA
Majestic Theater
The Indian Hills Community College Science Club along with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and the college’s Sustainable Ag Club in conjunction with the Iowa Corn Growers Association will feature two free movies this month. Both will be shown at the Majestic Theater in Centerville on Wednesday, April 22.

The first film is “Greenfire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.” Leopold grew up in Burlington, Iowa, and went on to a career in which he was considered the father of wildlife biology. Leopold’s ideas, featured in the film, are considered cutting-edge in 21st century conservation.

The second movie will be “Farmland,” an excellent film that gives the audience a glimpse of the newest generation of farmers.

Showtimes for “Greenfire” will be 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. “Farmland” will be shown at 1 p.m. on the 22nd.

Admission to the films is free and the public is invited to attend.
Majestic Theater
100 N 13th St
Centerville, IA 52544
Green Fire Showing
April 22, 2015 4:00 pm in Fort Worth, TX
Tarrant County College District
North Texas Land Scholars will be hosting the screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" on the TCCD - Northwest Campus in honor of Earth Day.
Tarrant County College District
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76131
Green Fire Showing
April 22, 2015 6:00 pm in Suttons Bay, MI
Bay Theatre
Free showing of Green Fire sponsored by The Leelanau Conservancy.
Bay Theatre
216 N. St. Joseph St.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
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
Green Fire Showing
April 22, 2015 6:30 pm in Reedsburg, WI
Madison Area Technical College- Reedsburg
In celebration of Earth Day, Madison Area Technical College-Reedsburg will be offering a public screening of the Emmy-Award winning movie “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time,” on Wednesday April 22, at 6:30 p.m. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, this is a great opportunity to join neighbors and friends to view this story to stay connected to Sauk County. If you have already seen the movie, this is an opportunity to renew your connection with Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic. MATC Agriculture Instructor and Land Ethic Leader Randy Zogbaum will lead an optional discussion following the screening to discuss the connection to the Sauk County area. Light refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to Kathy Clisch at (608) 524-7836 by Monday, April 20. We look forward to seeing you there!
Madison Area Technical College- Reedsburg
300 Alexander Ave
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Almanac Event
April 22, 2015 7:00 pm in Durham, NC
Regulator Bookshop
The Durham County Library and the Forest History Society are sponsoring a public reading of selections from A Sand County Almanac.
Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St.
Durham, NC 27705
Green Fire Showing
April 23, 2015 12:30 pm in Malta, IL
Kishwaukee College
A free screening of "Green Fire" for students and community members.
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
Almanac Event
April 23, 2015 7:00 pm in Lodi, WI
Lodi American Legion
Aldo Leopold, Phenology and Climate Change – Presented by Stanley A. Temple
April 23, 2015 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Lodi American Legion, South Main Street in Lodi, WI
Sponsored by the Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley in honor of Earth Day 2015

Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, was a keen observer of the natural world. Throughout his life, he kept daily journals recording observations of seasonal events, especially those occurring at his beloved "shack" on the worn-out Wisconsin farm which was the setting for many essays in A Sand County Almanac. Leopold's meticulous phenological observations have provided us with an unparalleled record of when plants bloomed, birds migrated and other natural events. Analyzing his historical observations of hundreds of natural events as well as recent records helps us understand how climate change is affecting the ecological community. One lesson of Leopold's journals is clear: For those who love nature and take time to observe it closely, keeping records enhances the enjoyment and value of our time and effort, both now and in the future.

About the speaker:
Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold, and during that time he won every teaching award for which he was eligible. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has received major awards from the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Explorer's Club, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. He has been President of the Society for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.
Lodi American Legion
South Main Street
Lodi, WI 53555
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Almanac Event
April 25, 2015 2:30 pm in Tulsa , OK
Hardesty Library
The one-man play, A Standard of Change, about Aldo Leopold will be performed by Jim Pfitzer. Doors open at 2 p.m., with performance at 2:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, arrive early.
Hardesty Library
93rd & Memorial Rd.
Tulsa , OK 74133
Green Fire Showing
May 2, 2015 3:00 pm in Milwaukee, WI
Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival
We are a group of students who share a passion for our environment. Our passion dives deeper into taking action towards creating a more sustainable, environmentally just and ecologically aware community. The push for change started with talking and we want to keep the discussion going. Together, we present the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival (GLEFF) on Marquette University's campus.



We also share a passion for being the difference and caring about the future of our home - the Earth. We want to make the lakes a place where we can swim without smelling like a wet dog and preserve our earth to keep it young. Through the presentation of films that look at our world through a critical/political/theoretical/adventurous/nature-loving lens, we hope you gain a fresh perspective of our lakes and the land around us.



Please join our community of environmental enthusiasts to spread awareness by keeping the discussion going. We hope you leave the festival with a curiosity to find a deeper connection with the world and our lakes.
Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival
1131 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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