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Documentary Night: Rachel Carson

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:49 pm

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist whose sea trilogy (1941–1955) and book Silent Spring (1962) are credited with advancing marine conservation and the global environmental movement.
Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.
AFTER the documentary – we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! 🙂 Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too!
Agenda:
6:30 PM – Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop
6:35 PM – Documentary
7:35 PM – End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion
7:45 PM – Wrap Up
ALL times are in EST/EDT (UTC-4 or UTC-5) depending upon local daylight savings times in when effect
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/413672