CODY, Wyo. — A review of the life of Rachel Carson and the lasting impacts of her work will be the free public program Thursday hosted by the Meadowlark Audubon Society of the Big Horn Basin. The 7 p.m. program is in the Big Horn Federal Savings basement meeting room at 1701 Stampede Ave. Light refreshments will be served.
John Rumm, curator of Western history at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, will present “A Sense of Wonder: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson.” Carson's most widely known book, the best-selling “Silent Spring,” was published 50 years ago and helped launch the environmental movement. A historian of science, Rumm also has interests in environmental history, the history of wildlife biology and the popularization of science.