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Heritage Theatre Guild presents Famous American Women-- Rachel Carson: Marine Biologist, Reformer, and Mother of Modern Environmentalism

Heritage Theatre Guild presents Famous American Women-- Rachel Carson: Marine Biologist, Reformer, and Mother of Modern Environmentalism Online

Portrayed by Pat Jordan

Co-sponsored by Radnor Historical Society and Radnor Conservancy

Rachel Carson, born on a Springdale, Pennsylvania farm in 1907, is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her sensational book, Silent Spring (1962) warned of the dangers of the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiating the contemporary environmental movement. The author of many books, beginning with Under the Sea Wind (1941) and having worked in government during World War II, the scholar took advantage of the latest scientific material for her next book. By the 1950’s, Carson’s ecological vision of the oceans showed her embrace of a larger environmental ethic. Climate Change, rising sea-levels, melting Arctic glaciers, collapsing bird and animal populations, crumbling geological faults--all are part of Carson’s work.

Join our audience as Pat Jordan, professional actor, playwright, and director, brings Rachel Carson to life in this virtual one-woman LIVE performance. Jordan’s passion for history has led her to portray many famous women in American history at venues such as the National Archives in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in historical films and of course, in schools and libraries.

Date:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Radnor Memorial Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Civic and Social Literacy     Entertainer     History     Lectures     Other     Virtual  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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