Lawrentians Create Interactive Map of Aldo Leopold’s Lawrenceville Journeys

Legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold spent only a year (1904-05) on Lawrenceville’s campus, but his legacy resonates with students over a century later. The seven student members of the School’s Leopold Scholars program spent two weeks in the summer of 2018 literally following in Leopold’s footsteps–and mapping them for future generations.

After a year of edits and preparations, their interactive, smartphone-friendly, digital map went live in July 2019 and takes viewers from the “Woods of Eerie Gloom” (home to the campus’ largest hardwood trees) to the Shipetaukin Creek (water source for the School pond) and beyond, with photos and links to Leopold’s original writings (plus transcriptions) about each location. It’s a goldmine guide to the local environment and Lawrenceville’s place in it.

Learn more about the project in their July 2019 blog for the Aldo Leopold Foundation titled “Mapping Leopold’s Letters: Lawrenceville Students Continue Aldo’s Legacy.”

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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