Join us the third Tuesday of every other month to discuss an important work of fiction or non-fiction that helps us examine our relationship to the natural world. Meetings are open to adults and take place in the Main Lodge at 6:30pm.
May 16 at 6:30pm
Green Fire Movie
The River Bend Book Club will screen the film “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.
The film will be followed by a group discussion about land and water — the connections between the “land ethic” promoted by Leopold, and ways in which we can all be better environmental stewards.
This is a free showing, and everyone is invited to attend!
For more information, call 262-639-1515 or contact us at info@RiverBendNatureCenterRacine.org