See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways. The Friends of the Arboretum are hosting a screening of Green Fire for the community.
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
The 73 minute film is being shown in community screening venues like this one throughout 2011. It will then be released on public television in early 2012.
Dr. Malcolm Vidrine, Professor of Biology at the Louisiana State University Eunice, will be on hand to autograph copies of his latest book entitled The Cajun Prairie: A Natural History (2010). The book entails a history of general land use of the 2.5 million acre prairie that once covered the southwestern part of the state. The original flora of the prairie, the history of early exploration of the region, and the restoration of prairies are central foci of the book. They will be available for a special price of $20.
DATE: July 30, 2011
LOCATION: Arboretum Nature Center
ADDRESS: 1300 Sudie Lawton Ln.(inside Chicot State Park)