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ESTELLA LEOPOLD, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington, daughter of Aldo and Estella Leopold, like many of her siblings, is a distinguished scientist. She worked in a number o f places where her father had been, at the Forest Products Labratory Madison, Wisconsin, at Yale and as a visiting professor in the Department of Botany and the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Since 1976 she has been associated with the University of Washington. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1974, and to the American Academy of Sciences in 1992, as well as receiving a variety of other prestigeous grants and awards in the course of he r career. She was an Associate Editor of Quartenary Research and is on the editorial board of other journals. She has given a large number of invited papers and has a distinguished publication record . Aldo Leopold, besides being a pioneering conservationist, was a remarkable educator, who stressed a kind of experiential education which was quite different from ordinary academic educational practices. Leopold regularly took his students out to observe nature, and asked them questions about what they were seeing. He sought to instill in them, some of his own remarkable "woodcraft." Estella Leopold herself profited from this kind of education from her father, and believes that Aldo Leopold's views and concerns about how to educate people about nature are still relevant to us today. This too is a part of the ethical legacy of Aldo Leopold. Estella Leopold's Lecture is co-sponsored by the OSU Department of Botany and Plant Pathology