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Self-guided and group tours of the Shack and the Leopold Center are offered year-round during our visiting hours. On-site trails are also available for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

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February 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020  |  , ,

Wisconsin artists share creative artworks inspired by Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac.” Each artist had made an image based on his or her favorite text from his book. The exhibit runs from February…

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March 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020  |  ,

Learn where conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Arboretum’s first research director, conducted famous phenological research from 1935–45 and established the first restorations of Wisconsin’s natural ecosystems. This walk is a prelude to Aldo Leopold Weekend…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020  |  ,

Aldo Leopold Reading: Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm at the Hurstville Interpretive Center The words Aldo Leopold wrote in 1948 still strike a note today: “There are some who can live without wild…

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Monday, March 2, 2020  |  ,

Please join us for a free presentation by Dr. Paul Boehlke, a retired Wisconsin Lutheran College professor of biology, on the Christian ecological imperative. Following his talk, Dr. Boehlke will be joined by Jason…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020  |  ,

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Roberta L. Millstein Department of Philosophy University of California, Davis Wednesday, March 4 1-2 p.m. Engleman Hall A 120 Light refreshments will be served! Dr. Millstein will discuss her work-in-progress on…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020  |  ,

Almost 75 years ago Aldo Leopold pondered the interface of ethics and the natural world in his conservation classic A Sand County Almanac. While many things have changed over the decades, his central idea…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020  |  , ,

The award-winning documentary Green Fire follows the life of legendary conservationist, Aldo Leopold. The father of the national wilderness system, game management, and ecological restoration, Aldo Leopold's writings have had a lasting impact in…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020  |  , ,

Viewing of film followed by discussion.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020  |  , ,

Enjoy an evening learning about the father of a land ethic, Aldo Leopold. We will discuss and interpret his acclaimed essays from A Sand County Almanac, learn about his groundbreaking work, and view the…

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Friday, March 6, 2020  |  , ,

Watch the Aldo Leopold documentary "Green Fire," followed by group discussion and reflection.

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