The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will virtually celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, March 8, with a film about trailblazing conservationist Rachel Carson.
The global observance, which began in 1911, applauds the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world.
As part of its ninth annual “Ding” Darling Film Series, DDWS will air A Sense of Wonder, a 54-minute documentary chronicling environmental pioneer, biologist Rachel Carson, in the final year of her life. It portrays Carson as she looks back over her dealings with the government, media, and chemical industry following the release of her then-controversial watershed book, Silent Spring, in 1962.
The film is available for viewing for free anytime tomorrow, with a Zoom virtual discussion scheduled for 5 p.m. Pre-registration for the film and discussion are required. Those who register for the film will receive an email containing the streaming link and password along with a link to the Zoom discussion. For more information, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.