The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, in partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology, will host a free, public showing of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Green Fire" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary tells the life story of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental contributions. Leopold is an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester and environmentalist. He has been credited as "the father of wildlife management" and is best known for his book, "Sand County Almanac."
"Green Fire" is the first full-length documentary made about Leopold. The film highlights his career and how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world.
Born and raised in Iowa, Leopold began working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1909 after graduating from the Yale School of Forestry. After working in Arizona and New Mexico, Leopold transferred to Wisconsin in 1924. There, he began teaching wildlife management at the University of Wisconsin and implementing his land ethic on a worn out farm he and his wife purchased. He died in 1948, a year before "Sand County Almanac" was published, but continues to influence foresters, wildlife managers and landowners around the world.
More information on the film, including a trailer, can be found at www.greenfiremovie.com.
Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.