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Portland Sustainability Series – VIRTUAL EVENT: The Sense of Wonder

April 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Earth Day April 22, 2020 Virtual Book Discussion Event from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rachel Carson’s, The Sense of Wonder

This Earth Day, Portland’s Sustainability Series is switching gears and hosting a virtual discussion of Rachel Carson’s, The Sense of Wonder book. Originally published as a magazine article in the 1950’s, it details Carson’s philosophy that adults need to nurture a child’s inborn sense of wonder about the natural world.

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,” writes Carson, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in”.

The Sense of Wonder is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life.

The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson, is a short read, only a 48 page long book with an introduction by Linda Lear and photographs by Nick Kelsh. It is available in cloudLibrary as an e-book and an audiobook.

Click here for details on how to Join this Zoom Event

Additional Zoom Information: 
You will find yourself in a waiting room when you first enter the Zoom gathering. If you arrive early, you will remain in the waiting room until the host admits you to the program at noon.

You are welcome to have your video on or off for this program – your choice! Please be aware, however, that all other participants will be able to see you if your video is on, and this program will be recorded. By entering into the Zoom program, you are agreeing to have your image captured and shared by Portland Public Library.

All microphones will be automatically muted by the host. Participants will be unmuted after event introductions are complete.

If you would like to participate in the Q&A, but would prefer not to speak, you can send your question to the host via Zoom’s chat feature.


April 22, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm