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A Taste of Leopold at South Fork
July 18, 2015, 9:00a – 12:00p
Educators, both outdoor and classroom including SFNC docents and members can sample the curricula developed by the Leopold Education project.
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curricula based on the classic “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. LEP teaches about humanity’s ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect earth’s natural resources. It is the educational outreach program for The Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Leopold’s writings are both sound science and excellent literature, making them an outstanding tool for meaningful environmental education. The curricula encourages flexibility, creativity, and experimentation in using the lessons in a variety of subject matter areas. It uses hands-on critical thinking activities to not only teach students about nature and conservation but to instill what Leopold called a “land ethic”, an appreciation of and respect for the land. All activities are presented in an easy to use format similar to Projects WET, WILD and Learning Tree.
Special South Fork Offer
Those interested in becoming an LEP certified educator can do so with another 3 hours of training at South Fork (date to be arranged). Educators will get $50.00 worth of curricula for $30.00.
For more information, contact LEP Arkansas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-224-9419 and ask for Suzanne or Marc Hirrel