The Leopold Writing Program
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.
One Mission. Three Programs. All Generations.
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.
ALDO & ESTELLA LEOPOLD RESIDENCY
An inspiring retreat for professional environmental writers at "Mi Casita", Aldo and Estella's first home in northern New Mexico.
ANNUAL LEOPOLD LECTURE
This free lecture features a distinguished national writer who inspires and challenges audiences to explore today’s critical environmental issues.