Watch our first virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement, by Stephanie Roth Sisson, published by Macmillan, ISBN: 9781626728196. Learn more about the book here.
This story looks at the life of Rachel Carson, a biologist, conservationist, and writer originally from Springdale, PA, near Pittsburgh. In addition to her long career at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carson is best known for her book, Silent Spring, which shone a light on the harmful effects of chemical pesticides on the environment. Her book helped create more awareness of human impacts on the environment and ushered in an era of laws that protected the land, air, and water.
How can you explore nature?
- Visit a local county or state park – be sure to check ahead whether they are open right now.
- Download the free iNaturalist app and start logging your discoveries.
- Listen to bird calls and test your ID skills on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds guide.
- Learn more about the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, PA.
- Download activities and discover more conservation heroes with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Meet notable women who help preserve the environment from the Mighty Girl blog.
- Explore nature around the world with National Geographic for Kids.
- Find nature activities you can do in your own backyard from Project Learning Tree.
Check back next Saturday for another Pages of History Storytime!