Aldo Leopold weekend teaches families about environmental ethics

Activities included hiking, speeches, and more

Area families braved the cold on Saturday to learn about our environment.

This weekend is the state’s Aldo Leopold weekend.

Aldo Leopold was a UW professor in the early 1900’s and a driving force behind modern environmental ethics.

Saturday morning families took a hike at Myrick Park to learn from and remember Leopold’s teachings.

“The Leopold Days are an attempt to teach the land ethics that he talked about in his writings, mainly in the Sand County Almanac,” said Mississippi Valley Conservancy Dave Skoloda.

This weekend included speakers and readings from Leopold’s famous “Sand County Almanac.” The theme of this year’s event was “Water Ethics.”