A celebration of Silent Spring at 50 happened at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education on April 21, during the Green Gary Day program hosted by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, in partnership with the Borderbend Arts Collective.
This program included readings from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and a conversation with Patricia DeMarco, Director of the Rachel Carson Institute. Those who read passages from Silent Spring included Daniel Weinberg, Celeste Ux, Ellen Szarleta, Brenda Scott Henry, Eric Diamond, Marsha Bradley & Eric Leonardson. Dan Godston facilitated this event.
Here are some pictures and writings by children. * Some of the writings and drawings were created after they went on a hike in Miller Woods earlier this month, and some other pieces were created on Green Gary Day in response to the question, "What are your favorite springtime sounds?"
* Thanks to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore staff for helping to facilitate this.