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Conservationist Aldo Leopold subject of film at BYU Bean Museum Nov. 18

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University will host a free screening of a new film called "Green Fire," the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. 

A reception will begin at 6:30 in the museum's center atrium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.

"Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the 20th century and still inspires people today.  

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.

The film is being shown in community screening venues like this one throughout 2011. It will then be released on public television in early 2012.

“Aldo Leopold’s legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world,” said Aldo Leopold Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker. “What is exciting about 'Green Fire' is that it is more than just a documentary about Aldo Leopold; it also explores the influence his ideas have had in shaping the conservation movement as we know it today by highlighting some really inspiring people and organizations doing great work to connect people and the natural world in ways that even Leopold might not have imagined.”

For more information, contact Patty Jones at 801-422-5053 or visit www.aldoleopold.org.

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