“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.” – Aldo Leopold
Guests are invited to kick off the arrival of spring by celebrating Aldo Leopold Day on Saturday, March 19 at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb. Leopold was considered by many as the father of wildlife conservation. Participants have the opportunity to attend an individual program or spend the entire day at the AIC to take part in the whole slate of events which includes a seminar, a bench building workshop, and a film. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Interested parties should register by emailing [email protected] or Click here to register. Location: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852.
Schedule of events:
9 am to 10:30 am
Seminar on Leopold’s essay –
“The Ecological Conscience”
Dr. Marianne Patinelli-Dubay will guide a discussion on Leopold’s essay which encourages us not to get hung up on particulars but rather to take heart in the positive societal direction that ecological awareness and ethics is taking. It can be a challenge to focus on the hopeful arc of an ongoing process, rather than on the daily losses. How can we embrace Leopold’s principles in order to turn toward an optimistic future?
11 am to 3 pm
Leopold Bench Building Workshop (Pre-registration and payment was required by March 10.)
Participants will build their own iconic Leopold bench. This simple garden bench is a timeless classic and easy to construct. Registration fee of $65 includes materials and refreshments. We’ll take a break at noon so bring your lunch to enjoy as you watch the birds in our Northern Forest Room or stretch your legs on our trail system. Tools will be provided.
Film – Greenfire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
This film explores Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence on the modern conservation movement. Sponsored by the Adirondack Park Institute. (73 minutes)
For more information call (518) 582-2000 or visit: https://www.esf.edu/aic/
Photos courtesy of the Adirondack Interpretive Center.