Friday, May 25, 2007

Rachel Carson's centennial

From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 27 will join the country in celebrating the centennial birthday of Rachel Carson, a one-time Service employee whose pioneering book Silent Spring is often credited with sparking the modern environmental movement.

In honor of the centennial, the Service is hosting events around the country and has developed special environmental education programs and exhibits. For a complete list of programs and events, visit http://www.fws.gov/rachelcarson.

“Rachel Carson is one of our true conservation heroes,” said Service Director H. Dale Hall. “The Service continues to embrace the principles she championed—the importance of sound science, respect for all living things, and the need to connect people, especially children, with nature. Perhaps the greatest gift she left us is the notion that one person, working with passion and a strong sense of purpose, can indeed make a difference.”
The site contains a wealth of information and links plus a handful of videos. Read. Watch. Learn. Share. Act.

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