Ames Reads Leopold at Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Story County Conservation Center, Story County

Sunday, March 21, 2021

For the past 12 years Ames has celebrated Aldo Leopold’s contributions to American conservation through reading his essays in a community event, “Ames Reads Leopold.” Aldo Leopold is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. Although Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac was first published in 1949, his words continue to be as poignant today as then. In 2021 with the coronavirus pandemic still impacting our country and local community, Ames Reads Leopold is going on a walk to lessen Covid-19 potential. 

We will gather at the north parking lot shelter of Ada Hayden Heritage Park at 1:30 pm on March 21st. The walk will start at the Ada Hayden stone near the shelter then progress west around the north lake and will end at the Aldo Leopold stone. Although we will be outside, everyone will need to wear a mask and social distancing will be maintained. As we walk the trail of the park, we will pause periodically at the “Faces on the Stones” for someone to read Leopold’s words. We will also briefly talk about the “Faces on the Stones” since many of these individuals were contemporaries of Leopold and made their own contributions to conservation in Iowa and the nation. 

Inclement weather reschedule date is March 28 same time.

Event sponsors: Ames Public Library Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment Iowa State University Bioethics Program Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative Outdoor Alliance of Story County Story County Conservation Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association

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Ames Reads Leopold at Ada Hayden Heritage Park


Sunday, March 21, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Ada Hayden Heritage Park
5205 Grand Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
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