Thinker of the Week: Rachel Carson


Full Name: Rachel Louise Carson

Born: 1907

Died: 1964

Hometown: Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA

Fave Subjects: Poetry, Animals, Protecting the Environment

Career Highlights:

  • first published at the age of 10
  • wrote six popular books about nature
  • helped lessen the use of poisonous chemicals
  • encouraged all people to help protect the environment
  • did risky dives into the bathysphere to get rare glimpses of deep undersea life

Big Question:

How can we understand how other animals think and feel?

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