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A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold, is a well-loved and fun-to-read classic that includes a series of twelve short vignettes describing the natural changes that take place in Wisconsin from month to month. Aldo Leopold was a forester with the U.S. Forest Service, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a writer. This book, which also includes many thoughtful essays, was published in 1949, after Leopold's death.
For anyone who wants to get to know Wisconsin better or to take a moment to notice the changing seasons outside, this is a great read. It is also a wonderful book to discuss because you can read it in parts!A Discussion Guide for A Sand County Almanac is available from the Aldo Leopold Foundation by clicking here. Additional information is available about the final essay in the book, called "The Land Ethic," by clicking here.
The Great Lakes Earth Institute has put together a collection of short readings that explore Wisconsin's natural, social, and cultural history, as well as how the landscape has changed, and continues to change. The excepts, essays, poems, and personal stories are meant to help readers consider the importance of water, how we feed ourselves, how we approach development and growth, and what is different about Wisconsin.
The Great Lakes Earth Institute wants to support your desire to learn about and connect with the environment. If you would like to learn more about the discussion course called "Sustainable Wisconsin: Building the Legacy," visit the Websiteor contact Peg Cadigan or Wes Weinhold at 262/ 692 9744.
If you already have ideas about what you would like to read but just need some tips for getting a group discussion started, click here for some suggestions.