Meine to Headline Sustainability Symposium

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Dr. Curt Meine

Dr. Curt Meine, internationally-recognized conservation biologist, writer, historian, and Aldo Leopold Scholar, will present at Kansas Wesleyan University's first Sustainability Symposium. This year's symposium, themed “Sustainability as a Land Ethic”, will feature a film screening, presentations by Dr. Meine, and a panel discussion. Besides being the author of the first full and most widely-known biography of Aldo Leopold, Dr. Meine has been involved in conservation education, advocacy, and numerous research projects around the world. Dr. Meine is also the primary consultant for the featured Emmy-Award winning film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.

The events begin on Sunday, March 10 and run through Tuesday, March 12. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 10

10:30am - Dr. Curt Meine: “My Journey with Aldo:  From English Major to Land Lover to Life Saver”

Worship Service, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice

Monday, March 11

7pm - Screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, Fitzpatrick Auditorium

8:15pm – Q & A with Dr. Curt Meine

8:45pm – Reception in The Gallery, Sams Hall of Fine Arts

Tuesday, March 12

7pm - Dr. Curt Meine: “From Wild Lands to Working Lands to Urban Lands: Connecting Conservation Across the Landscape”, Fitzpatrick Auditorium

8pm - Q & A; Panel discussion to follow

For more information, contact Stephanie Welter, Kansas Wesleyan Biology Department at or 785.827.5541 ext. 2340.

The symposium is sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University, the KWU Biology Club, Salina Resilience Group, Smoky Hills Audubon Society, and the Kansas Native Plant Society.  For more information about Dr. Meine, visit or to read more about Green Fire, visit