Earth Day & the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring (JMU Students)

Rachel Carson…she’s one of my heroes. This year for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) it is fitting to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachael Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Rachael Carson This book moved the world by heightening our awareness of the environment and the affects of indiscriminate use of pesticides.  It ushered in the modern […]

Earth Day Post for Middle Schoolers

Students!  I hope you are having a great day.  Earth Day is April 22nd.  The first Earth Day was in 1970.  It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, then Senator for the state of Wisconsin and inspired by Rachel Carson. The 70’s has been described as the “Decade of the Environment” because so many environmental laws […]

Earth Day and the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

Rachel Carson…she’s one of my heroes.   This year for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) it is fitting to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachael Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Rachael Carson This book moved the world by heightening our awareness of the environment and the affects of indiscriminate use of pesticides.  It ushered in the […]