Saturday, September 29, 2012 (9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
National Wildlife Visitor Center
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of ‘Silent Spring,’ Rachel Carson Council (RCC), along with the American Bird Conservancy, is hosting a tribute to this great American classic and its world-famous author, Rachel Carson. There will be presentations from renowned environmental scientists and an eminent environmental historian, plus helpful / inspiring information for young people about careers in the environmental (green) areas.
Speakers: From 9:30 to 1:30, renowned speakers will provide cutting edge information, in easy-to-understand language:
The topics covered will include:
In addition to their presentations, speakers will share brief information about what motivated them to specialize in their particular environmental careers.
Exhibitors and Presenters: 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., in the adjoining Rachel Carson Community Room will feature speakers, displays, videos, and informal contacts with entrepreneurs in Green businesses and professions. Among those speaking will be, Lance Estevez, an Organic Farmer and Alan Cohen, President of BioLogical Pest Management, an ecological pest control company.
The focus of this session will be to provide:
This includes information from green entrepreneurs and local colleges and universities.