Leopold Education Project Workshop
Based on the essays in Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, the Leopold Education Project is an interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum. Targeted mainly to middle school and high school students, it can also be adapted for use with families, adults, and elementary age children.
Its goal is to create an ecologically literate citizenry by heightening student awareness of the natural world; fine-tuning the skills necessary to read the landscape; and instilling a love, admiration, and respect for the land so that each individual may develop a personal land ethic.
The objectives of the Leopold Education Project are:
- To share Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, his legacy, and his writings with educators, students, and families.
- To instill in learners, through direct experience, an appreciation and respect of the natural world so they may develop a positive relationship with the land.
- To advance learners’ scientific understanding of the land community’s natural processes so that they may make informed decisions about conservation and land use issues.
- To advance learners’ critical thinking skills through hands-on/minds-on activities.
Workshop participants recieve a full day of training and a set of Leopold Eudcation Project curriculum materials.
*Individuals who register for both the Leopold Education Project workshop and the preceding two-day Land Ethic Leaders training have the option of enrolling in one continuing education credit from the Hamline University School of Education. Please contact us if interested.