Leopold SocietyUpcoming Events & Resources
The North Carolina Butterfly Highway – The NC Wildlife Federation will provide free seeds and signs to any Leopold Society group interested in creating a pollinator garden and joining the North Carolina Butterfly Highway.
Doug Vernon & Amy Bowman – Doug and Amy are Greenhouse and Outreach Specialists at NCSU PHHI (Plants for Human Health Institute). They’re located at the NCRC (North Carolina Research Campus) in Kannapolis, NC. Their mission is to assist schools in developing and using school gardens as a learning lab. If you’re interested in utilizing their expertise contact The Land Trust staff and we’ll facilitate an introduction.
Jenny Waisner – Jenny serves as the Environmental Education Specialist for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities and is looking for a group to participate in the 3rd annual strorm drain marker service project. This project will be an educational experience for Leopold Society members interested in learning about stormwater pollution and environmental engineering. She is also a liaison for the NC green schools certification program. If you’re interested in utilizing Jenny’s expertise or participating in her service project opportunity contact The Land Trust staff and we’ll facilitate an introduction.
Cedar Grove Retreat – An outdoor education and adventure retreat, owned and managed by our very own board member Lenny Stallings, that can be scheduled for Leopold Society groups. More information can be found here.
Richard Childress Racing Museum – The Richard Childress Museum (located in Welcome, NC) is not only a monument to Mr. Childress’ legendary racing career but is also dedicated to his other passion – wildlife and land conservation. The Land Trust for Central North Carolina, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited are all showcased there along with many neat animal mounts. Visit the RCR museum and complete the scavenger hunt (found at the front desk) to fulfill an “independent conservation activity” requirement.
S&S Outdoors – Sloan and Samantha Williams are two young women who combined their love for hunting and the outdoors with their love for dogs to form S&S Outdoors – a premier hunting dog training organization based in Mooresville. The award winning sisters are some of the best dog trainers in the area, excellent role models for young women passionate about the outdoors, and are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with the next generation of conservationists. More information can be found here.
If you or your Leopold Society group is interested in participating in any conservation-based activity (whether it is listed above or not) contact Sam Parrott, our membership and outreach associate, who will work to connect you with local conservation experts.
Sam Parrott | Membership and Outreach Associate | 704-647-0302 | firstname.lastname@example.org