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Movie screening at NCTC on Jan. 8

By Staff | Jan 16, 2017

On Wednesday Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. PBS filmmakers Rafael de la Uz and Michelle Ferrari will screen their new documentary on “Rachel Carson.” The screening will be in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown. It will by followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, Rachel Carson is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962 it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, the film illuminates both the public and private life of the soft-spoken, shy scientist who launched the modern environmental movement.

The screening is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or mark_madison@fws.gov or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html

The National Conservation Training Center is the home of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a leader in environmental sustainability. The center provides exemplary training tailored to support Service employees and conservation partners in the accomplishment of the agency’s mission. The Conservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (www.friendsofnctc.org).