Aldo Leopold Writing Contest for Grades 6-12

Aldo Leopold examining tamarack, presumably at his Sauk County, Wisconsin retreatNew Mexico students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to enter the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest to celebrate Leopold’s land ethic and win a cash prize. The deadline is 11:59pm on Thursday, February 7, and the awards ceremony will be at the first annual Leopold Lecture on Sunday, April 23 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. As stated on the program website, the goal of the contest is “to engage the next generation of citizen leaders in an urgent conversation about how to address the changing realities brought about by climate disruption, biodiversity loss, growing freshwater demands, and other pressing global conservation issues.” A downloadable entry form and additional information about other related initiatives can be found at

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