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New Survey Explores Land Ethics & Higher Education

Leopold’s life and legacy defy easy categorization, so it should come as no surprise that his writing and ideas are taught in a wide array of fields: environmental history, wildlife ecology, environmental studies, forestry, philosophy, environmental literature, sustainability, conservation biology, English…. and the list goes on and on. Some of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s most successful projects have been educational resources that are used as teaching tools in classrooms all across the country and even the world—the Green Fire documentary film is a great example of one of those successful projects, which has been shown on hundreds of college campuses since its debut in 2012.

To help inform ways that the Aldo Leopold Foundation can continue developing educational resources that help share a land ethic across the nation, we are conducting a survey to learn more about how ethics are currently included in college and university classes. If you are currently a professor teaching college-level courses that relate broadly to the environment, conservation, and/or sustainability, we’d love your input! The survey will be open through September and aims to accomplish two goals:

  • To learn more about how ethics are currently included in curricula;
  • To identify the types of resources that might assist faculty with incorporating ethics content, including the work and concepts of Aldo Leopold.

For participating we will provide you:

  • A summary report on the survey findings.
  • Entry into a prize drawing (optional). Three lucky winners will have their choice of a $100 prepaid Visa gift card or an Aldo Leopold Foundation package that includes a one-year Family Membership and a special edition copy of A Sand County Almanac printed on paper made from trees planted by Aldo Leopold and his family in the ’30s and ’40s at his Shack in Wisconsin.

Note, this survey has also been shared via several professional associations; we ask that you only respond once. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. Thank you for your input!

The survey has closed. Learn more about the effort here.

Feature photo, top, courtesy of Flickr user velkr0 / CC by 2.0.