The Leopold Education Project (L.E.P.), is an innovative, interdisciplinary educational program based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. The L.E.P. was developed teach educators about humanity’s ties to the natural world, and to provide leadership in the effort to conserve and protect the earth’s natural resources.
The L.E.P. provides for: Expanding awareness and appreciation of nature and ecological understandings. Increasing use of the outdoors as a learning laboratory for first hand experience with the natural and cultural worlds outside the classroom. A supportive classroom climate to study various viewpoints and formulate responsible environmental values and actions.
The goal is to instill a love, a respect and an admiration for the land, leading to an ecologically literate citizenry with an intense consciousness of the earth.
A Sand County Almanac is used as text and outdoor experiences are an integral part of workshops.