Wisconsin Origins of the Modern Conservation Movement

Coordinator

Name Email Phone
Bill Eisinger
Craig Davis
weisinger@scu.edu
craigbdavis.1970@gmail.com
408-386-7632
608-467-3990

 

Wisconsin conservationists John Muir and Aldo Leopold laid the foundations for our National Park System, wildlife management, and our modern conservation and environmental movements. These men faced strong opposition to their innovative ideas from those who were intent on exploiting our precious natural heritage and resources. Through lectures and discussions we will explore the accomplishments of these two great men and examine how their ideas continue to guide modern thinking on conservation. Books: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir (1913, reprinted 2009) and A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (1949 but any reprinted version will do.)

Location

Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day

 Friday

Meeting Time

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 September 23, 2016

End Date

 December 2, 2016

Participation

 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

 25
Class Notes

To enroll, please contact Bill Eisinger at weisinger@scu.edu before the first class meeting.

No class November 25.

Course Outline

 

 

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