On 14 April 1964, just two years after publishing her seminal text Silent Spring which exposed the widespread destruction of wildlife caused by the use of chemical pesticides, Rachel Carson died. This post is in celebration of her life as an educator, activist, scientist and whistleblower, adapted from an essay written for my Master’s in Sustainability Education.

Having studied biology and zoology, Carson was an experienced natural scientist, who later took a role with the US Fish and Wildlife Services (US FWS). …

Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

Freelance researcher, writer & project lead on community & sustainability projects. Interested in land rights, food, nature education🌱 twitter.com/athlynck

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