Rachel Carson

Environmental Writer

Scientist, Ecologist, Writer, Marine Biologist

Rachel Carson sounded the alarm about the pesticide DDT. She wrote several books including Silent Spring. She worked first with the US Bureau of Fisheries and then became Editor-in-chief for the US Fish and Wildlife Services. She worked closely with presidents and government officials about protecting our oceans and other natural resources.

Will be looking into Rachel Carson's work when we study pesticides in 12.4.