Who Are We?

ALAPTO stands for Aldo Leopold Association of Parents Teachers & Others. We are a group of individuals that come together to ensure that experiential learning is possible for the students at Aldo Leopold Community School in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

​We function a little differently than other public school parent-teacher organizations: we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a fully dedicated board of directors, bylaws, and clear mission. Our primary aim is to raise money to fund experiential learning and create a safe and fun environment that supports experiential learning for Aldo Leopold Community School's families, teachers, and staff.

ALAPTO hosts fundraisers, applies for grants, and solicits donations and sponsorships to raise money to bridge the gap between the money paid by families through their Experiential Learning Fee (or ELF), and the budgeted amount given to us by the teachers each year to cover the costs of their planned activities.

In order to provide hands-on opportunities throughout the year, we collect a general fee to cover the expenses for the entire school year.

A big part of what makes Aldo special is the sense of community among our staff, students, parents, and others. It is due to their support that we are able to provide diverse learning opportunities for each child at our school.

Who Was Aldo Leopold?

From the Aldo Leopold Nature Center:

"Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is considered the father of wildlife ecology and a true Wisconsin hero. He was a renowned scientist and scholar, exceptional teacher, philosopher, and gifted writer. It is for his book, A Sand County Almanac, that Leopold is best known by millions of people around the globe. The Almanac, often acclaimed as the century’s literary landmark in conservation, melds exceptional poetic prose with keen observations of the natural world. The Almanac reflects an evolution of a lifetime of love, observation, and thought. It led to a philosophy that has guided many to discovering what it means to live in harmony with the land and with one another."


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