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Where Are Ethics in Higher Education?

A Sand County Almanac at the Shack

The Aldo Leopold Foundation distributed a survey to staff, faculty, and administrators of environmental studies, sciences, and sustainability programs at colleges and universities across the U.S. to explore the state of environmental ethics inclusion, as well as to discover if a need or desire for resources and curriculum support exists. The results of the survey have been compiled into a summary report and a complete data breakdown.


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The full dataset and analysis is now available.


Aldo Leopold Foundation believes ethics play a critical role in the development of future conservation leaders. It is recognized that the effort to increase ethics inclusion and support its effective delivery in curricula will take time and persistence. However, the foundation is positioned to assist in raising awareness around the importance of ethics in the field of conservation and has made this effort an organizational priority. Stay tuned for more resources and ways to provide feedback or become involved.

Looking to take action today? Please consider:

  • Requiring A Sand County Almanac for your next course. Information on educational discounts can be found here.
  • Working with your department to identify ethics as a priority and develop defined learning outcomes.
  • Sharing your experiences in elevating the inclusion of ethics in your classes and programs.

Questions about the report? Please contact Evaluation Coordinator Alanna Koshollek.