Camp Leopold Kicks Off the 2022-2023 School Year

Pinewood, SC (October 3rd, 2022) – Camp Leopold has officially geared up for the start of a new school year. Camp Leopold is named after Aldo Leopold, who is recognized as the father of wildlife conservation and management. Camp activities are designed to provide a creative outdoor classroom focusing on wildlife, wetland and upland ecology. The Camp Leopold curriculum is uniquely designed to help students and teachers achieve academic standards in science, reading and math through hands-on outdoor education.

Classes and activities for Camp Leopold are designed to cover a wide range of environmental topics highlighting the natural and man-made resources students and teachers will discover. Combining the observation techniques of Aldo Leopold with the rich flora and fauna of Camp Leopold provides a unique opportunity to enrich learning and spark a desire for students to discover the land and its inhabitants. Camp Leopold classes are divided into three separate emphasis areas to achieve these goals: Social-Emotional Learning Emphasis, Nature Exploration Emphasis, and Applied Science Emphasis. 


The main objective is for each student to leave Camp Leopold with a heightened awareness of the natural world. “It has been amazing having so many students back onsite this year! Seeing kids gain their confidence as outdoors explorers is always so rewarding. This past week, for example, I asked a young student what her favorite outdoor thing to explore was, and she meekly replied with ‘I don’t think I have one.’ I was able to catch her before she boarded the bus later that day, and she proudly told me about how much she enjoyed our Forest Ecology class and how leaves are now her favorite outdoor thing to explore. In just one day, this student’s passion for exploring the outdoors was encouraged, and hopefully will continue to burn long after they leave our camp!”, said Camp Leopold Director Abby Zabrodsky. Camp Leopold and the South Carolina Waterfowl Association are excited to host students this coming school year once again.

The South Carolina Waterfowl Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to enhance and perpetuate South Carolina’s wildlife heritage through education and habitat conservation.

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Media Contact:

Maria Hackney

Communications Director

communications@scwa.org

(803) 825-8078

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