WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior Library, in cooperation with the Department of the Interior Museum and Rachel Carson Council, will host The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: The Contributions and Legacy of the Founder of the Modern Environmental Movement on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 10:00 am in the Main Interior Building’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium. The program will feature a special showing of the 1963 CBS Reports documentary The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson, widely acknowledged with bringing into the forefront her widely acclaimed book Silent Spring and the dangers of pesticides in America.
Following the documentary, a discussion featuring Cornell University Professor of Ecology and Agriculture Dr. David Pimentel (author of The Pesticide Question: Integrating Environment, Conservation, and Health) and Fish and Wildlife Service Chief Historian Dr. Mark Madison will look at Carson’s continuing relevance and impact on the modern environmental movement 100 years after her birth.
|WHAT:||The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: The Contributions and Legacy of the Founder of the Modern Environmental Movement – Program/Discussion|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|WHERE:||Department of the Interior Sidney R. Yates Auditorium in the Main Interior Building. The visitor entrance to the Main Interior Building is at 1849 C Street, N.W. Each adult must have photo identification to present to the security guard. For more information on the Library, call George Franchois at (202) 208-3796 or visit their website http://library.doi.gov|
Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the handicapped entrance, please notify George Franchois at (202) 208-3796 in advance. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.