The Grey Towers Heritage Association, the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society and the US Forest Service are teaming up to present an outdoor screening of A Sense of Wonder at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA on Saturday, July 14 at 8:00 PM.
Sense of Wonder portrays Rachel Carson’s love for the natural world and her fight to defend it. Perhaps best known for her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, Carson has been called the patron saint of the modern environmental movement. A quiet biologist who shook the world with her revelations about America’s use of pesticides in the years following World War II, Carson has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Of her book Silent Spring, Al Gore wrote, “Without this book, the environmental movement might have been long delayed or never developed at all.” GTHA Board Member Leila Pinchot will introduce the film, drawing a connection between Carson’s work and the conservation work of the Pinchots, and will help lead a discussion following the film.
The film will be shown rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are encouraged. For more information please call (570) 296-9630 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by GTHA, USDA Forest Service and Orange and Rockland Utilities.