Rachel Carson Day at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center (May 27th, 2021)
On Thursday, May 27th visitors came to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center as we celebrated our 2nd Annual Rachel Carson Day.
In 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was released and helped shaped the mindset of our current day environmental professionals across the world. Her ability to articulate the scientific argument, specifically the depth of the harmful effects of pesticides such as DDT on birds of prey was groundbreaking and without a doubt, we are seeing the benefits of that today. Rachel Carson and her contributions are seen as one of the most profound moments over the past 60 years known seen as a distinct turning point of the conservation mindset on protecting our environment.
To learn more about Rachel Carson and her impact in reshaping the thinking on the use of pesticides relative to the environment, please visit the following link:
59+ years later, we could not think of a more fitting event for us to focus on this environmental advocate at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center in 2021 that aligns with the focus-commitment by Friends of Radnor Lake, the Barbara J. Mapp Foundation and the State of Tennessee partnership that work together to provide high quality care, unique interpretive programming venue for captive birds of prey that cannot survive in the wild on their own.
Thank you to all our visitors who attended interpretive programs/tours at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center with our staff as part of this annual special day at Radnor Lake!