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The Aldo Leopold Foundation will be closed to the public for a private event on Saturday, September 30.


Conference Early Bird Rates End April 21

All the pieces are coming together for this summer’s Building a Land Ethic Conference – all that’s missing is you! The event, to be held June 22-24, 2017 in Baraboo, WI, will explore the theme of “Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide.”

We’ll kick things off on the afternoon of Thursday, June 22 with a keynote address by urban farmer Will Allen, concurrent session presentations, an evening reception with Leopold family members, and opportunities to visit the Leopold Shack.

On Friday, June 23, the conference continues with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Stan Temple on how water issues cross the urban/rural divide, a series of hands-on workshops, and a special performance by Survivorman Les Stroud.

The conference wraps up on Saturday, June 24 with continued discussion on bridging the urban/rural divide moderated by Dr. Curt Meine, more concurrent session presentations, and a keynote address and special conference closing by conservationist Peter Forbes.

Conference attendees can also choose to attend an optional pre-conference day on Wednesday, June 21, with opportunities to be trained in our grade 6-12 environmental education curriculum, the Leopold Education Project, or take part in guided tours of the Leopold Shack, Leopold Center, and Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area.

The Building a Land Ethic Conference is convened every two years in Baraboo and convenes educators, conservation professionals, students, and everyday people who are working to advance a land ethic in their communities by embracing diverse views, values, and backgrounds. See the full 2017 conference program here.

Thanks to the generous support of conference sponsors and donors, we are able to keep registration costs very affordable. If you register by the early bird deadline of April 21, the rate to attend the entire conference is just $175, inclusive of most meals and programs. Aldo Leopold Foundation members get an additional $25 discount on registration rates. Registration will remain open online until June 8. There are just two more weeks to take advantage of early bird registration rates, so register today!