Dr. Curt Meine will present “Land Ethics Evolving: Conservation in a Time of Rapid Social and Environmental Change” at 7:30 p.m. April 14, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.
The event, sponsored by Illinois State University’s Horticulture Center and Illinois Wesleyan University, is free and open to the public.
Aldo Leopold composed his essay “The Land Ethic” in 1948 during a time of change and crisis in conservation in the world. Leopold realized that “nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written.'” It must evolve continually to meet changing conditions and accommodate new understanding. Meine brings his unique perspective as an authority on Leopold’s life and philosophy to reflect on how we can orient ourselves and our movements for change amid these rapidly shifting realities. He will discuss how the next generation of conservationists can face these tremendous challenges, create opportunities, and contribute to the further evolution of a guiding ethic.
Those who need special accommodations to fully participate in this program/event, can contact the Horticulture Center at (309) 438-3496. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.
The Horticulture Center is part of the Department of Agriculture, one of eight departments and schools within the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.