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York College to celebrate Aldo Leopold's 'Sand County Almanac' with three fall events

September 25, 2019
Aldo Leopold sits in chair smiling looking into the sunlight.

York College is celebrating Aldo Leopold's "Sand County Almanac," an environmental classic published 70 years ago, by hosting three fall events that are open to the public free of charge.

In his book, Leopold reflects upon his journey to environmental stewardship by recounting moments in his pioneering career in the National Forest Service, his work repairing a hobby farm, and his vision for living in harmony with nature.

"Green Fire," a documentary that explores the impact of "Sand County Almanac," will be screened at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, in Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. The film introduces Leopold and his writings, provides backstory to his vision and allows the audience to see the lasting impact of his work.

Historian Curt Meine will present "Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic in a Time of Rapid Change" at 7 p.m., Oct. 9, in Weinstock Lecture Hall. A preeminent Leopold scholar and conservation biologist, Meine will discuss what can be learned from Leopold as we consider linked concerns between the land and people.

"Into the Canyon," a documentary that follows Leopold and two friends who set out to walk the 750 miles of the Grand Canyon, will be screened at 7 p.m., Nov. 6, in Weinstock Lecture Hall.