Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and the Development of Modern Environmental Ethics
Presenter: Wes Triani, trained Leopold Foundation Land Ethic Leader, master educator for Leave No Trace—Tread Lightly, & recipient of the William T. Hornaday Badge for Conservation given by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to conservation.
Come take a journey with Wes Triani and experience a “land ethic,” a concept set forth by Aldo Leopold in his classic, bestselling book A Sand County Almanac. A “land ethic” is Leopold’s most enduring idea—the moral responsibility of humans to care for people and the earth by changing the role of humans from conquerors of the land-community to members of it.
First, there will be a viewing of the documentary Green Fire, based on the life and writings of Aldo Leopold (considered by many to be the most important conservationist of the 20th century), followed by a discussion with Wes of Leopold’s philosophy and the importance of his ideas to today’s environmental movement.
SOFO Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program.
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