20th Anniversary of the Rachel Carson Forum

March 24, 2010

Free Environmental Activism & Conservation Event

  • Evergreen Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Rachel Carson Forum
  • Evergreen Master of Environmental Studies Program Celebrates 25th Year
  • Environmental Educator & Advocate Estella Leopold speaks on "Becoming a Conservationist"

Olympia, WA – The Graduate Association for Environmental Action at The Evergreen State College is celebrating its 20th Anniversary of the Rachel Carson Forum with free workshops and keynote speech dedicated to environmental conservation and activism on April 10th, 2010 from 9am – Noon at The Evergreen State College Longhouse.

The first part of the morning, 9am – 11am, will be devoted to break-out sessions that host a range of facilitators presenting demonstrations on environmental issues. Event participants are able to choose three of the five breakout sessions that include:

  • "Being Frank" about the Environment, presented by Billy Frank of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Sparking Political Progress, presented by Fuse Washington
  • Ethnobotanical Garden Walk, presented by Teaching Gardens
  • Homemade Bike Panniers, presented by the Evergreen State College Bike Shop
  • DIY Composting, presented by the Evergreen Organic Farm

The finale of the event will be a keynote speech entitled "Becoming a Conservationist" by long time environmental educator and advocate, Estella Leopold. Her families’ commitment to the environment starting with her father, Aldo Leopold, and onto herself and her other siblings has been a dramatic influence to environmental conservation throughout the United States.

Further information about the Rachel Carson Forum can be obtained from www.evergreen.edu/mes or by calling Melanie Kincaid at 360-867-5940 or email.