Events & Programs


Maine Audubon Speaker Series – Silent Spring 50th Anniversary

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  • Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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  • Free

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, the landmark book that helped launch the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson sounded the alarm to an unsuspecting public about the severe impacts to eagles and osprey, song birds, fish, and other wildlife from DDT and other persistent chemical compounds.

Following a short biographical film on Carson, a panel of experts will share perspectives on continuing threats to wildlife and humans from toxic chemicals in our environment.

Formerly known as the Naturalist Forum, the Maine Audubon Speaker Series is a free monthly program at the Gilsland Farm Center in Falmouth. The Speaker Series can cover a diverse range of topics, from conservation to legislative issues to gardening to armchair travels. We are always looking for engaging speakers and interactive presentations. If you have ideas for a presenter, or have a presentation yourself, please contact Mike Windsor, staff naturalist, at 781-2330 ext 237

Contact: (207) 781-2330