From 2 to 4 p.m., April 29, guest readers will read aloud from the writings of Aldo Leopold, an Iowa native who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. The event will take place in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. in Ames.
Leopold's most famous work, A Sand County Almanac, published in 1949, is still popular with naturalists and writers and is applicable to many environmental issues faced today.
The event is supported by the Ames Public Library, Ada Hayden Heritage Park, Big Bluestem Audubon Society, Iowa State University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment, KHOI Community Radio, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Office of Sustainability/Live Green! Initiative, Outdoor Alliance of Story County, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Story County Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association with support from Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.