Honors Program

2012 Rachel Carson Teach-In at USM

-On Thursday, April 19, 5:00 pm at the Hannaford Lecture Hall, Portland Campus, a panel discussion sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science,the Women and Genders Study Program and the Honors Program will highlight the influence of Rachel Carson on the perspectives and lives of five current female environmental leaders in Maine.

Panelists: Pattie Aho, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner; Michele Dionne, Ph.D., Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve; Melissa Walsh Innes, Maine State Representative (D-N. Yarmouth); Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine; and Amanda Sears, Associate Director, Environmental Health Strategy Center.

- On Monday, April 16, at 5:30 pm, Rachel Carson in My Life: Memories and Meaning, a talk by Martha Freeman, USM, author of the book, Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964 at Lee Hall, 133 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus.

- Film screenings of A Sense of Wonder, followed by discussion on all three campuses.   This documentary-style film (55 minutes) is a one-actress play in which Rachel Carson recounts--with humor and anger--the challenge of getting her message to Congress and the public amidst widespread personal attacks.

 - Monday, April 16 (Portland): 11:45 am- 1:00 pm Lee Hall, 133 Wishcamper Center

  - Tuesday, April 17 (Gorham): 12:30-1:30 pm, Brooks Faculty Dining.

 - Thursday, April 19 (LAC): 1:00-2:30 pm, LAC room 287.


The Teach-In

We are urging the broader USM community to consider participating in a campus-wide teach-in on various aspects of Rachel Carson, her work, and her legacy. The teach-in is intended to be an informal event during the weeks of April 9th and 16th, leading up to the panel discussion on April 19.

For more information contact:

Travis Wagner, Dept of Environmental Science, 106 Bailey Hall, 228-8450, twagner@usm.maine.edu

Sandy Wachholz, Dept of Criminology, 120 Bedford, 780-1406, wachholz@usm.maine.edu