The MISSION of the Leopold Writing Program builds on Aldo Leopold's legacy as a writer by inspiring future environmental leaders to participate in the evolution of environmental ethics through the written word.
The Leopold Writing Program seeks effective and inclusive ways to engage the next generation of citizen leaders in the urgent conversation about how to address the changing realities brought about by climate disruption, biodiversity loss, growing freshwater demands, and other global conservation issues.
ALDO LEOPOLD WRITING CONTEST
An opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to engage with critical questions about environmental ethics in an annual essay contest with cash prizes.
Announcing First Place Winners
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+ Overall Best Essay
ALDO & ESTELLA LEOPOLD RESIDENCY
An inspiring retreat for professional environmental writers at "Mi Casita", Aldo and Estella's first home in northern New Mexico.
Resident for August
Resident for October
ANNUAL LEOPOLD LECTURE
This lecture features a distinguished national figure who inspires and challenges audiences to explore today’s critical environmental issues.
The 2020 Annual Leopold Lecture scheduled for April 20th was postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. We hope to reschedule the event and will keep you posted with additional information. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this.