Rachel Carson: Conservationist in Action

Rachel Carson bird-watching at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania.   Photo Credit: Shirley Briggs.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room

Rachel Carson spent 16 years working for the Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessors, most of them in the Interior Department’s headquarters building.  Carson’s time as a federal employee proved critical for her success as a best-selling author of books like “The Sea Around Us” and “Silent Spring.”  Join USFWS Historian, Mark Madison, Ph.D. to learn more about Rachel Carson’s work as a federal employee which allowed her to help spur many of the critical issues that define the modern environmental movement.

Special Assistance -  For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
Building Access - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.
Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.
Diana Ziegler
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