Aldo Leopold evaluates compulsory conservation education, 1937

Teaching wildlife conservation in public schools


In 1935, the Wisconsin legislature passed a bill that made the teaching of conservation in public schools compulsory. The bill was sponsored by the Federation of Women's Clubs and other local conservation groups. In this piece, Aldo Leopold, Wisconsin's premier conservationist, evaluates the motivation behind the push to study conservation in schools and whether teachers have the tools and the training to properly teach it. Note: This link will take you to the table of contents for vol XXX of the Transactions. Scroll down until you find the Leopold article.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Conservation Movement
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Leopold, Aldo
Pub Data: Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Art[s] and Letters volume XXX (1937)
Citation: Leopold, Aldo. "Teaching conservation in public schools." Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Art[s] and Letters volume XXX (1937); Online facsimile at:  http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.WT1937; Visited on: 8/30/2014
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