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Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness

  • Recurring daily through December 30, 2012
  • Venue: MSU Museum
  • Address: 409 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Times: M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • 517-355-2370
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In the modern, human-dominated world, a wide variety of pests threaten our environment, agriculture, and health, and must be controlled. Part of the strategy for controlling pests is the use of chemicals that kill or reduce the numbers of the pest; and 50 years ago, a publication alerted the people of the world to potential dangers in pesticide use. This was the book Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson and published in 1962. The MSU Museum revisits the publication of this landmark book, credited with launching the modern environmental movement. "Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness" opens in the Heritage Gallery.



Please note, the MSU Museum will be closed the following dates:
Saturday, Dec. 22 - Tuesday, Dec. 25
Saturday, Dec. 29 - Tuesday, Jan. 1
The MSU Museum will be open between the Christmas and the New Year's holidays, from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Museum will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.