Rachel Carson
             Intergenerational Poetry, Essay, Photo and Dance Contest

                                     Sponsored by:
    US EPA, Generations United, the Rachel Carson Council, Inc. And the Dance Exchange

       Rachel Carson was an American biologist who cared deeply about the natural world
  around her. In the Sense of Wonder Ms. Carson wrote "Those who contemplate the beauty of
  the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

       To honor this environmental Pioneer, the EPA, Generations United, The Dance Exchange
  and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., are sponsoring the Fifth Annual Rachel Carson
  Intergenerational photo, essay, poetry and dance contest "that best expresses the Sense of
  Wonder that you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to
  your eyes." We want you to share this love of nature with a child and others around you. When
  we teach our eyes and ears and senses to focus  on the wonders of nature, we open ourselves to
  the wonders around us.

       Submissions are due June 10, 2011. The  finalists will be selected by a panel of judges.
  Then the public will be  asked to vote for their favorites in each category: photography, essay,
  poetry and dance. Entries must be intergenerational projects involving persons from different
  ages  and generations. The winners will be posted on our websites and announced in November.

       For more information please see:
  www. epa. gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm
  www.gu.org http://www.rachelcarsoncouncil.org/ http://www. danceexchange.org/
  www. epa. gov/aging
  For more information please see: www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm