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ESI – A Quiet Bower: What the Life and Writings of Rachel Carson Can Teach Us About Modern Conservation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023,
4:30 pm
to 5:30 pm

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A book, Lost Woods, stands on a table against a brick background. (photo © The Standing Rabbit)

Rachel Carson is best known as the author of Silent Spring (1962), a book that drew the world’s attention to the problems caused by indiscriminate pesticide use. But her legacy was much greater than one book – and the woman behind the words lived a life marked by tragedy, sacrifice, remarkable achievement, and unconditional love. To this day, her writings and philosophies resonate with the environmental challenges we face and offer an ethic of care for the earth. As she famously wrote in Silent Spring, “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance… when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.”

Join self-avowed Rachel Carson enthusiast Kim Snyder for an exploration of the life and legacy of this conservation icon and the lessons she still has to teach us in this new age of conservation urgency. Participants in this course may wish to purchase a copy of Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson by Linda Lear.

This group meets Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.

Cost: $80 for Harris Center supporters / $100 for all others.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For questions about registration, please contact Audrey Dunn. For other questions, including questions about accessibility, contact Susie Spikol.

Kim Snyder is an uncertified expert in Rachel Carson, as well as an avid birder and outdoors-woman. She has previously worked as an education intern and camp counselor at the Harris Center, and she currently works for NH Fish and Game.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Susie Spikol
(603) 525-3394
Audrey Dunn


Harris Center for Conservation Education
83 Kings Hwy
Hancock, NH 03449 United States
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