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Rachel Carson’s Birthday
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of May, repeating indefinitely
Rachel Carson caused a huge shift in how we relate to the natural world. She was an academic, an environmental activist, biologist, and author. Her book “Silent Spring”, published in 1962, helped launch the environmental movement. Her work helped ban the chemical DDT, contributed to the formation of the EPA, and ultimately, the Clean Air and Water Acts.
Check out Rachel Carson’s full bibliography for her inspiring works. For anyone that guides children (personally or professionally) check out her work A Sense of Wonder, her guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature.