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Interested in hosting anAldo Leopold-inspired event in your community? You’ve come to the right place!

Individuals and groups hold Leopold-themed events at many different times of the year, but these events are especially popular during the officialAldo Leopold Weekend在威斯康星州(三月的第一个周末)和Leopold Week在爱荷华州(三月的第一周)。

Planning an Event

Popular activities for Leopold-themed events include:

  • Community readings of Leopold’s most famous work,A Sand County Almanac
  • Screenings ofGreen Fire, the Emmy Award-winning film about Leopold and the土地伦理
  • Leopold Bench-building workshops
  • Cooking demonstrations with a Dutch oven over an open fire – the way theLeopold familycooked all its meals when staying at theShack

For additional information and ideas for planning and hosting your community event, download ourLeopold Event Planning Guide(PDF). See also: “Five Ideas for Celebrating Aldo Leopold Weekend in 2016.”

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Aldo Leopold Week and Weekend

Aldo Leopold Week and Weekend (shortened to “Leopold Week”) offers a chance for communities to come together around Leopold’s idea of a土地伦理. In Wisconsin, Aldo Leopold Weekend is typically celebrated each year during the first weekend in March.

Leopold Weekend began in the state on March 4, 2000, when the citizens of Lodi, WI, gathered to readA Sand County Almanacaloud, cover to cover. Dubbed “Lodi Reads Leopold,” the event was so inspiring and successful that its organizer, the Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley, decided it should be an annual experience.

aldo-leopold-lodi-reads-leopold在第三届年度“洛迪读利奥波德”活动中,前威斯康星州自然资源部部长兼“名人读者”乔治·迈耶(George Meyer)大声问道,为什么那个周末全州的每个社区都不读利奥波德。州立法委员马克·米勒在观众席上喊道:“我来介绍这项立法。”

The spark caught on. One year later, in March 2004, Governor James Doyle signed bipartisan legislation designating the first weekend in March “Aldo Leopold Weekend” across Wisconsin.

Aldo Leopold Foundation Resources

We want to help make your event a success! For additional information and ideas for planning and hosting your community event, download ourLeopold Event Planning Guide(PDF). See also: “Five Ideas for Celebrating Aldo Leopold Weekend in 2016.”

Please contactLauren Graveswith any questions, or to request:

  • 利奥波德周海报和传单
  • Green Fire movie posters
  • “About Aldo Leopold” flyers
  • Back issues of our member magazine,The LeopoldOutlook