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Aldo Leopold Celebration

  • N5727 County Road Z Onalaska, WI, 54650 United States (map)

Activities to commemorate the life of Aldo Leopold, a Wisconsin ecologist and author of the Sand County Almanac - considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the US wilderness system, will be held at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie. From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  on Saturday, March 3. 

10:00 a.m.:   Rick Kyte, director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University, will continue the discussion begun on Thursday of ethics in hunting with commentary on Aldo Leopold's views and practices on hunting.

11:00:  Guided walk through the prairie with stops along the way to share readings from Leopold's  "A Sand County Almanac", as well as readings from contemporary writers who take up some of Leopold's themes.  Readings by  Prof. Kelly Sultzbach's University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Environmental Literature class.

10:00 - 12:00  Wiscorp's Nature Teachers will lead children activities, crafts, and nature journaling.