Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us at the Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for a screening of Green Fire! This screening is free. Donations welcome.
The University of Illinois Extension River Valley Master Naturalist and Dickson Mounds Museum invite the public to 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.
In addition to the film screening, Gwen Kolb, Private Lands Coordinator with USFWS and a Green Fire Land Ethic Leader will be on hand to provide additional insight and information about Aldo Leopold who was considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system; he was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast.
The Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309.547.3721 or TTY 217.782.9175 or visit the www.experienceDicksonMounds.com. Also check out weekly updates on Facebook at “Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds”.