30th Anniversary of Audubon Center Kicks Off With Film Screening

Editor | SantaFe.com - February 25, 2013

" 'Green Fire', showing at Rio Chama Steakhouse, is a film that connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects"

On Saturday, March 2, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Aldo Leopold Foundation and Rio Chama Steakhouse will host a special screening of the film "Green Fire," the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.  The film explores 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 with ties to New Mexico. 

“The Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary is kicking off its 30th anniversary this year by celebrating one of the great conservationists of our time,” said Executive Director Karyn Stockdale. “Leopold’s work lives on in the work we do today.”

If you want to go: 

WHEN:  Saturday, March 2, 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Rio Chama Steakhouse, 141 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

WHAT: The reception will begin at 5 p.m. in the President’s Room, with complimentary beer, wine & appetizers provided by Rio Chama. The film will begin at 5:30 p.m.

TICKETS: A $20 donation is requested. Proceeds will benefit the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. RSVP’s recommended to ensure a seat. Please call Maryam Miller at (505) 983-4609, x 24, or email mmiller@audubon.org 

Audubon New Mexico: As the state office of the National Audubon Society, Audubon New Mexico’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Audubon’s national network of community based nature centers and education programs, including at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, engages millions of people from all walks of life in conservation action to protect and restore the natural world. http://nm.audubon.org