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The cover pf Fly, Firefly! a picture book written by Shana Keller.


First Grade Lesson Plan: Rachel Carson

(Mini-Unit authored by Lisa Murdock)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

(all exhibit dates have passed, but links are viable)

Firefly Activities



(National Geographic info for grades 5-12)

Woman's Home Companion: Help Your Child to Wonder

(a link to Rachel's 1956 article)

Portrait of Rachel Carson

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."

~Rachel Carson

What is bioluminescence?

A short introduction of bioluminescence by  the PBS Wild Kratts series. 

Who was Rachel Carson?

A short documentary about Rachel Carson (PBS) by Pittsburgh Magazine. The full 2-hour documentary is listed under links. 

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