O'Dell Supports Wildlife Education

The O’Dell Corporation is pleased to continue the advancement of wildlife education among local students thru the sponsorship of school year camp participation.

On May 2, fourth graders from Ware Shoals Primary School departed for the South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s headquarters in Rimini, South Carolina, to participate in Camp Leopold. The mission of Camp Leopold is, “To create an ecologically literate citizenry by heightening student awareness of the natural world, fine-tuning the skills necessary to read the landscape, and instilling a love, respect, and admiration for the land so that each individual might develop a personal land ethic.”

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. The curriculum draws on aspects of the Leopold Education Project, Project Wet and Project Wild.