Fernow Hall 
                                    Cornell University 
                                    Ithaca, New York 
                                    December 13, 1938 
Professor Aldo Leopold 
424 University Farm Place 
Madison, Wisconsin 
Dear Dr. Leopold: 
                Thank you for your comments on the tenta- 
tive report on conservation education; and for the prospec- 
tus of your new course. I almost wish I were there to take 
it myself. 
                In a previous letter you commented that 
the teaching group seems to persist in the notion that the 
source materials can be prepared at odd moments by the 
biological research group. Mr. Waddell informs me that the 
University people have agreed to develop leaflets. 
                It seems to me that it would be feasible for 
some of the northern states in the same general biotic region 
to cooperate in preparing teaching materials. It could be 
done more efficiently and also more economically. Possibly 
some arrangement could be made to use materials of the Cornell 
leaflet series prepared by Professor Palmer. Or, possibly 
the scope of the Cornell leaflets might be extended to meet 
the needs of this region. I know that Arthur Newton Pack 
has tried to persuade Dr. Palmer that the materials have a 
wider range than that of New York State where they are limited 
by law to communities of less than 4500. What do you think 
of such a proposition? Could the influence of the Cornell 
Rural School Leaflets be extended to meet the needs of 
northern states east of the Mississippi? 
                There is one thing that impresses me in this 
survey, and that is the immense amount of duplication and 
overlapping by states in the same general biotic area. If, 
however, Wisconsin is going to really develop some good 
source materials, excellentl 
                                     Sincerely yours, 
                                     Charles W. Quaintance, 
                                     Research Fellow in 
                                     Conservation Education.