Rachel Carson

By: Steven Guilbert

Early Life

Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She grew up on a farm with lots of nature around her and not many people. Rachel's mother living on the farm sparked her love for nature.
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Adult Life

She went to college at Pennsylvania College for Women, and after that John Hopkins University. At first she majored in English to become a writer, but then she had a biology professor that inspired her to switch her major to biology. When she finished college, she was hired by the government to study marine life. She wanted to become a full time writer, but couldn't because it wouldn't have been a steady enough income.

Achievements

Rachel Carson won the national book award, the Presidential medal of freedom, and the Guggenheim fellowship for natural sciences.

Idea/Invention

She essentially started the global environmental movement. There was lot's of pesticides being used at the time that were harmful. She wrote lot's of books that inspired many people to care more about nature.

Death

She died of breast cancer on April 14, 1964 in Silverspring, Maryland.

Legacy

She was a very well respected person who had given nature a voice. If she had never been around, then people probably wouldn't respect nature near as much as they do now. She was a very great person who inspired many people.

Sources

http://www.rachelcarson.org/


Rachel Carson (Book)