Leopold Education Project Workshop
Sunday, June 9, 10am-4pm
at Lynches River County Park
Community Building, Room 3
5094 County Park Rd.
Coward, SC 29530
$40 fee includes lunch, curriculum, materials, and instruction
Description: The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum based on essays found in Aldo Leopold’s conservation classic, A Sand County Almanac. Leopold is considered the father of wildlife management and of the wilderness system. The combination of ecological science and literary prose in the Almanac makes it useful in science and English classrooms.
Educators find a variety of hands-on/minds-on ways to deepen participants' awareness of the outdoors. Topics include weather, adaptations, and conservation.
Participants will receive: a copy of A Sand County Almanac, the LEP activity guide, and a set of activity cards that supplement the lessons in the activity guide or stand alone.
About Sarah Whitmire: Sarah has served as the Director of Education at the Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, SC since July 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and a master's degree in Science Education from the University of Georgia, and she has spent time as a field technician tracking the occurrence of the Hantivirus in the rodent population of New Mexico, collecting DNA samples and trapping black bears in Georgia and Louisiana, coordinating programs at the Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, GA, and teaching high school biology at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, SC. Sarah is a certified facilitator for the Leopold Education Project, Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and Project Wild curricula.
About Tricia Kyzer: Tricia Kyzer leads tours for Jocassee Lake Tours and is currently working on developing their education program. She helped develop the Family Adventure Camp, which gives children and their parents the opportunity to explore the water quality and organisms that make Lake Jocassee unique. Tricia was an educator at Lake Conestee Nature Park from 2013 to 2018 where she guided thousands of students through meadow, forest, and wetland habitats. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is a Statewide Master Naturalist. Tricia taught elementary, middle and high school science at various homeschool co-ops from 2007 until 2012 and has also led the Nature Activities at the Young Appalachian Musician summer camp since 2009.