December 12 — Join us!

Rachel Carson has been called the patron saint of the modern environmental movement. A quiet biologist who shook the world with her revelations about America’s use of pesticides in the years following World War II, Carson has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Of her book Silent Spring, Al Gore wrote, “Without this book, the environmental movement might have been long delayed or never developed at all.”

The documentary-style film A Sense Of Wonder takes the form of two interviews with Rachel Carson during the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and her critics in the wake of publishingSilent Spring. Using the author’s own writings as the basis for the film, writer and actress Kaiulani Lee provides an intimate glimpse of Carson as she is thrust into the role of controversial public figure.

Watch A Sense of Wonder with us this Sunday, December 12th, from 4-6 p.m. at Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.  Potluck following.  All welcome.

Directions from Buffalo:  I-190 N over S Grand Island bridge to Exit 19, “Whitehaven Road.”  Left/west on Whitehaven about 2.2 miles to West River Road.  Right/north on West River about 9/10 mile to 3449, cabin in wooded area.  Parking along road – one side in winter/snow, please.

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