Rachel Carson

Born: 1907-1964 Home: Spring dale ,Pennsylvania

Early Life

  • Rachel was the the first to alert the world about the environment impact of fertilizers and pesticides
  • She grew up on a Pennsylvania farm which gave her a lot of first hand knowledge about nature and wildlife


  • Rachel graduated from Pennsylvania college for women in (1929)
  • she went on to further studies at John Hopkins University
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Major events

  • During the (1950) Rachel Carson conducted research into effects of pesticides on the food chain
  • She wrote a book about the environment and helped shape a growing environment consciousness.
  • Her most important legacy was the coalescing of the general public around nature issues and the establishment of the U.S ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY
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