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About Cancelled – Story of the Earth: Rachel Carson Book Club

“In nature, nothing exists alone,” wrote Rachel Carson. Join us as we celebrate nature and create community in a Rachel Carson Book Club. Each month we will read a different book by Carson, then meet at a Trustees location for a guided hike and book discussion. This program is faciliated by a former public librarian. Check your local library or bookstore for copies of the book club book. Each session requires separate registration; click on the hyperlinked location to find the event and register.

  • January 13: Long Point Wildlife Refuge and “Under the Sea Wind”
    • About the hike: 2-3 miles over flat packed dirt and loose sand.
    • About the book: Carson’s first book, published in 1941, immerses readers in the life of animals that live on or around the sea.
  • February 10: Menemsha Hills and “The Sea Around Us”
    • About the hike: 3 miles over rocky/sandy dirt, with steep descent to cobblestone beach.
    • About the book: Published in 1951, “The Sea Around Us” documents the natural creation of the moon, the earth, and the seas.
  • March 16: The Brickyard and “Silent Spring”
    • About the hike: 3-4 miles over rocky/sandy dirt, including steep descent to Brickyard.
    • About the book: Carson’s seminal work, “Silent Spring”, directly influenced public opinion and understanding of how human actions affect the environment.

About Rachel Carson: Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964), was an American biologist well known for her writings on environmental pollution and the natural history of the sea. Read more on her website.

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