How to nurture a sense of wonder in the natural world One Change: The conservationist Rachel Carson believed it was crucial to encourage a child’s instinctive appreciation for the environment.
RACHEL CARSON (1907-1964) was known as “the patron saint of the environmental movement.” She was the author of Silent Spring, which exposed the dangers of pesticides and fertilizers.She passed away as she was finishing The Sense of Wonder. NICK KELSH is a photographer who is the author of How to Photograph Your Life.A native of Fargo, North Dakota, he lives in Philadelphia with his wife.
Rachel Carson’s last work A Sense of Wonder is the inspiration of the EPA’s Rachel Carson intergenerational contest. She wrote “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”.
Pioneering Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson on Wonder, Parenting, and Why It Is More Important to Feel Than to Know “If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.” By Maria Popova.
A Sense Of Wonder is a film airing on PBS that depicts pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson during the final year of her life, as she battles cancer and her critics in the wake of publishing.
Rachel Carson's essay on nurturing a child's sense of wonder for the natural world is lavishly accentuated by Nick Kelsh's beautiful photographs, some in black and white and some in lush color.
Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907 of a father who was an ambitious real estate developer and a mother who was a teacher. Her father’s plans for their estate in Springdale, Pennsylvania did not quite materialize and thus from the very childhood, Rachel was no alien to financial difficulties.
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.