The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac.
The objectives of the LEP are:
-to create an ecologically literate citizenry
-to expand participants' experience of “reading the landscape”
-to expand educators’ skills in teaching outdoor education
-to expose students to environmental literature and related activities
-to share Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, his legacy and his writings with educators and students
-to help people develop a personal land ethic
LEP is distributed by a volunteer nationwide network of State Coordinators who organize workshops to train formal and non-formal educators to use the materials in teaching. LEP State Coordinators have access to discounted rates on the LEP materials, making workshops an excellent and economical opportunity to add the land ethic to your teaching toolbox. You can also purchase LEP materials directly through the Aldo Leopold Foundation bookstore.
Curriculum & Materials
There are currently five different educator resources containing more than 70 individual lessons available within the LEP curriculum.
LEP Teacher’s Guide: Lessons in a Land Ethic
Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold CD
Habitat Discovery Series
A Sand County Almanac
Leopold Education Project Exploration Cards
A set of correlations to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were developed by one of KAEE's very own board members, Rae McEntyre. Check out the correlations below to see how LEP activities can support learning in the formal classrom!
The Leopold Education Project is administered by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization that works to inspire an ethical relationship between people and nature through Leopold’s legacy. More information at www.aldoleopold.org