Rachel Carson's Silent Spring 50th Anniversary Documentary and Panel Discussion
The Committee on Sustainability in conjunction with the Jefferson Program of Public Policy, Swem Library, and the Department of Environmental Science and Policy is proud to announce a celebration of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. The event will feature a PBS documentary on the life of Rachel Carson as well as a panel discussion.
Faculty experts from a variety of disciplines ranging from pubilc policy to the hard sciences will each discuss how Carson's work shaped their respective disciplines. Lisa Landino, Melanie Dawson, Mark Buntaine, and Sarah Stafford will lead this half hour panel. Following the event, we will have a brief reception to enjoy some refreshments and snacks with the faculty. We greatly look forward to the event and hope you will be able to attend!
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring - A Book that Changed the World
This virtual exhibition from author Mark Stoll presents the global reception and impact of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring as well as the book’s legacy in popular culture, music, literature, and the arts. Read chronologically starting with the overview, or go directly to a specific chapter that interests you by clicking on the navigation slider.
"The Fracking of Rachel Carson" Silent Spring’s lost legacy, told in fifty parts by Sanda Steingraber, Orion Magazine (September/October 2012)
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson's book changed the way we think about nature—or did it? View Sandra Steingraber's audio essay?
"Not Just for the Birds" Sarah McConnell interviews W&M biology professor John Swaddle on an ecological approach to controlling West Nile virus. With Good Reason, Sept 8, 2012
Video and transcript from Bill Moyers PBS production produced September 2001, with links to original reviews and letters from Chemical & Engineering News, New York Times and other important news sources.
TeacherServe A series of instructional guides on important topics in the humanities on the secondary level. Each guide provides commentary along with instructional tools. Excellent links to online resources on the issues related to Rachel Carson's work.