Rachel Carson: Conservationist in Action

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

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.
Contact: 
Diana Ziegler
Phone #: 
202-208-4743