July 2, 2022

A Sense of Wonder – Back by popular demand!

Rachel Carson

To acknowledge the importance of Earth Day, the Essex Land Trust will reprise the movie “A Sense of Wonder” about the life of Rachel Carson. She is the renowned advocate for the natural world and author of the 1962 bestseller “Silent Spring”, which launched the modern environmental movement. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at Essex Meadows which is located at 30 Bokum Road in Essex.

Rachel Carson has been called the “patron saint” of the modern environmental movement. The Atlantic has listed her as one of the 40 most influential figures in American history. As Al Gore wrote, “without [Silent Spring], the environmental movement might have been long delayed or never developed at all.”

As a scientist, a writer, and a woman, Rachel Carson has inspired generations. As an activist she fought governmental negligence and unbridled corporate interest. Through her scientific integrity and elegant prose she became one of the 20th century’s most prescient scientific authors. And as an individual she battled economic adversity, family tragedy and gender stereotyping. She also reminds us that we each have not only the ability to make a creative difference in this world; we also have the responsibility to do so.

For more information please contact Thea Putnam at 860.767.3231 or email tconv@mac.com. Refreshments served.