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DiscoverE Book Club: Rachel Carson

Books are now available for pick up!


Calling all junior rangers and junior readers ages 9 to 12 (4th-7th graders)! This summer Nolde Forest will be holding a book club just for you. 

Did you know that the headquarters of the DCNR (the department that runs PA state parks) is housed in the Rachel Carson building in Harrisburg? Have you ever wondered who Rachel Carson was? She was a girl growing up in Pennsylvania in the early 20th century who loved nature... and ended up changing the entire environmental movement because of her observations of the world around her. This month's book club theme is all about Rachel Carson and the change she made for the entire world.

Thanks to a generous grant from The Lawrence Foundation and Books in Homes, USA, students who register will be able to pick up their own copies of Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson AND Rachel Carson, Clearing the way for Environmental Protection from the Nolde Park Office or the Mifflin Community Library before the program. Please read both books BEFORE our book club meeting. At the meeting we will discuss how both books were similar/different, which one you liked better, and talk about some of the environmental questions that you pondered during your reading. We will also participate in some hands on activities, practicing some of the observation techniques that Rachel Carson utilized to create her books here in the Nolde Forest. 

[In order to facilitate candid conversation, we ask adults to drop off their students for this special event. Ms. Sarah of Nolde Forest and Ms. Andrea from the Mifflin Community Library will facilitate the discussion and activities. We just ask that you are timely when you pick up your student]



Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:30am to 11:30am

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
3025 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607


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