Saturday events celebrate Aldo Leopold

Two events this Saturday will celebrate the work and life of Aldo Leopold:

Saturday Science Program, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Look at nature in a new way at Aldo Leopold Day.

Madison Reads Leopold. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, UW Arboretum Visitor Center. This year marks the 10th annual public reading of A Sand County Almanac and other works by Aldo Leopold. Celebrities and citizens, including two from the CALS community, will take turns sharing Leopold’s timeless, inspiring words about humans’ relationship to the land.

Around 10:08 a.m., Ron Seely, senior lecturer in life sciences communication, is set to read a selection titled “The Geese Return.” Later in the day, around 1:44 p.m., “On a Monument to a Pigeon” will be read by Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Listeners may drop in and out at any time; a detailed schedule of readers and essays is posted at  For more information contact Kathy Miner, the coordinator of the Arboretum event, at (608) 233-2425 or by e-mail.