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Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm and Leopold Legacy Center Tour
June 6, 7:30am-5:30pm
We welcome you to experience a peek into the life and work of Aldo Leopold and his family. By witnessing this area, you will feel like Leopold himself is inviting you into a “thinking community,” inspiring you to develop a land ethic capable of meeting the social and ecological challenges of what we face today. Suggestion: You may want to see the Earth Week film, “Green Fire” on April 22, as prologue to the tour.
This trip to Baraboo, WI, will include a guided tour of the Leopold Shack and Farm, followed by the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center. Following lunch and a visit to the gift shop, we will join another guided tour of the Aldo Leopold Center to hear about how this building fits into the surrounding environment. We will find out how local materials were used in the building and how this LEED building uses 70% less energy than a typical building its size. Talk about renewable energy and energy efficiency! After this, we will explore the exhibit hall, memorial, and hiking trails. We will discuss what we saw during the trip back home.
Group facilitators: Loretta Mogan was initially introduced to the life and work of Aldo Leopold as a volunteer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. She is currently a member of Friends of Chester Woods. Both of these parks follow Leopold’s Land Ethic.
Jim Voegli has a vested interest in education and sustainable practices in the care of the land.