• Aldo Leopold AfternoonOctober 14th, 2017
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Aldo Leopold Event OCT 14

Information and registration/tickets for “An Afternoon about Aldo Leopold”, Saturday, October 14th, at Bruce County Museum, Southampton:

The event features a screening of the documentary Green Fire (click for trailer), exploring Leopold’s extraordinary career and the enduring influence of this legendary conservation thinker followed by eminent guest speakers:

  • Eric Davies has spent the past 20 years studying natural history, ecology, conservation and forestry at Fleming College (Ecosystem Management), Trent University (BSc: Ecology), Simon Fraser University (MSc: Ecology), and University of Toronto (PhD: Forestry). He has a tremendous love for nature, and is dedicated to helping find, protect, and restore the landscapes and biodiversity of Ontario. Growing up next to the Saugeen First Nation in Southampton and the country sides of  Grey, Bruce and Wentworth Counties, he has also developed has a deep appreciation for the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and farmers.
  • Doug Larson retired from the University of Guelph seven years ago after a 35 year teaching and research career.  He is best known for the discovery of the ancient forests of the Niagara Escarpment.  Four books and 130 research papers formed the core of the academic career.  While not conducting research, Doug was heavily involved with woodworking, instrument building, songwriting, and recording.  Five albums with Kid Coma (see iTunes for Complete Metamorphosis) were recorded over 8 years, and the material in those records covered many environmental and political topics including homage to Aldo Leopold.