The Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center will have a showing of the documentary film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic of Our Time, on January 10 at the Texas Extension Service AgriLife Building, 95 Frederick Road, in Fredericksburg beginning at 7:00PM. The film will be part of our first Winter Film Series on nature-related subjects in place of our monthly Nature Series programs.
Aldo Leopold, best known for his authoring of the conservation classic, A Sand County Almanac, is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist and wilderness advocate.
The film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic of Our Time, has received wide acclaim in showings across the country. It is the first film ever made about famed conservationist Aldo Leopold. Emmy-Award winning narrator Peter Coyote lends his talent as the voice of Aldo Leopold. The film’s on-screen guide is Curt Meine, Leopold’s biographer. The film explores Also Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.
In February, the film, Wildflowers: Seeds of History, will be shown. The film, produced by KLRU and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, provides a trip through the legends, facts, and ecological impact behind Texas Wildflowers.
The free program is open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their soft drink of choice and the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center will provide the popcorn. For more information about this presentation, or the Friends organization, please call Jane Crone at 830-990-9823.