A chance meeting between Rachel Carson, one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, and a fictional character in our story begins a life-long friend-ship, a passion to protect the environment, and a love and study of science. Miss Carson and our heroine, Louise, work together to identify the problems afflicting Louise’s family farm, implement solutions, and develop a relationship of mutual admiration and respect. Louise honors Miss Carson’s legacy by her career choice and continued farm conservation practices.
About the Author
Dr. ten Brink is a science educator of 49 years. Her novel, In the Springtime with Rachel Carson, is the culmination of her teaching of science and love of nature. She was Director of the Austin Regional Science Fair which served as a model for the book’s science fair.
The City of Austin presented Dr. ten Brink the distinguished service award. She received the Conservator of the Colorado River Award which she shared with Lady Bird Johnson, posthumously. She is a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science.
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