Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-5 : Research Areas and Projects

					
RPERT OF ACTIVITTESP UN      TW FISCAL YEAR ENDING- JUNI 0_ -1926 
S. Hawkins 
Status (1) In charge of the University's wildlife arep at Faville 
Grove, Lake ills, w'isconsin. 
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(2) In charge of all Universlty wildlife demonstrations during 
the absence of Professor Aldo Leopold, August I-October 1, 1935. 
In managing a wildlife demonstration area, one works on 
three basic assumptionsz  (1) Wildlife management is a new science 
in America, An extenslon program must introduce it to t. people. 
(2) Since wldlIfe management is P new science, Its techniques ar, 
undeveloped,  Sclentif'c resarc1lone can fill this need. (3) New 
theories must be trid, and findings put Into practice. Thus, Faville 
Grve serves as a proving ground of theories and s demonstration of 
pratical findinpe. 
EXTEN ION P  A~~1 ~ ildlife manpge ent is to the lay conception 
a apricious science, simply because it lacks th   tradition and ec- 
onomic stimulus of most of the bread nnd butter sciences of today. 
An American community is not conservation-conscious b, heredity. 
Sut most Americans do have an innate capacit to a )reclste nature, 
once they learn how to do so. 
In attempting to bring about a better und- standin- of wild- 
life conservatIon, nnd fuller ap-reciatlon of nature, 1 aville Grove 
project used these methods: 
(I) Orga  ized two junior and one senior nature study groups. 
(2) Supplied eeverl good lecturers who gve tiks on wIdlife. 
(3) In conjunctlon with the Conserv!tlon Department, fuirnished 
bi-monthly movies to the high school during the winter and spring. 
(A) Led numerous field trips to places or speirl lnterest, 
to study nature first-hand. 
(5) or nnized a nature contest which was sponsored by a conserv-