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Leopold Week

March marks the return of geese, the flow of maple sap, and across the nation, the celebration of Leopold Week! Each year in the first week and weekend in March, organizations and individuals across the country come together to celebrate Aldo Leopold and a land ethic through community readings, film screenings, outdoor activities, and more. This year, Leopold Week is going virtual with online community events, and several virtual programs from the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The official dates for this year’s festivities are March 5-14, 2021, and all celebrations will be added to our calendar as they’re solidified. From the first planned event in Lodi, Wisconsin in 2000 to the plethora of events this year, Leopold Week has been going strong for 20 years now, bringing people from every corner of the United States and across the globe together in celebration of Aldo Leopold’s lasting legacy.

Join us in celebrating Leopold’s mission to inspire care for land and all living things, and build an ethic of care in your own communities! There are several ways you can join the festivities: host an event of your own, and participate in our daily social media challenges during Leopold Week, or join a virtual event through our Building an Ethic of Care series.

Building an Ethic of Care Speaker Series: Free, Virtual Events

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is pleased to present a series of free, virtual events for Leopold Week 2021: Building an Ethic of Care! The events in this series are free, but spots are limited. Don’t miss your chance to join the celebrations—click on the links below to learn more, and register to secure your spot today:

Community-Hosted Events

Each year, land ethic ambassadors around the country team up with the Aldo Leopold Foundation to celebrate Leopold Week in their own communities. From screenings of Green Fire and community readings of A Sand County Almanac, to guided hikes and Dutch oven workshops, these annual celebrations bring folks together around the enduring idea of a land ethic. You can view the full list of this year’s community-hosted events here, including more information on our featured community events:

Interested in hosting an event of your own in-person or online, no matter where you live? Check out our community events page to get started, and email for more details on how to host an event this March!


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