A program called “Land Ethics: Reconnecting with the Natural World” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Macon Library in Franklin.
The free program includes a short film that is based on conservationist Aldo Leopold’s visionary work and book, A Sand County Almanac. The book set the stage for the modern conservation movement when published in 1949.
Robert Hawk of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will lead the workshop.
Leopold believed in observation of the natural world through scientific inquiry and by engaging in purposeful work on the land — and by reflecting on that experience. “Together these activities can bring people to a new understanding and respect for the landscape around them,” Hawk said.
The program attempts to address ecological problems by giving participants a chance to “...see the land, to understand what he sees, and enjoy what he understands,” and to deepen their commitment to conservation and their communities.