Rachel Carson’s Ocean Trilogy
Thursday 17 May:  6-7.30pm  $28

Rachel Carson’s ‘ocean trilogy’ cannot be underestimated. Written between 1941 and 1955 it empowered readers to understand the fragility of nature. These books led to Rachel Carson’s final masterpiece Silent Spring (1962) that many recognize as the beginnings of the modern global environment. Learn about this inspiring American scientist whose message is more relevant than ever, as scientists urgently call for action on climate change and protecting the ocean’s biodiversity.

WEA Course in association with National Parks Association of NSW, WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E:[email protected]  www.weasydney.com.au


Sydney’s Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead
Thursday 31 May:  6-7.30pm:  $28

David G. Stead (1877-1957) is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant conservationists who laid the foundations for protecting Australia’s unique wildlife. Less well known is his work as a self-educated marine biologist. Some say he even lost his public service job in the NSW Department of Fisheries because of his extraordinarily enthusiastic, principled but outspoken views. This course explores David G. Stead as a visionary marine conservationist and how his legacy continues today.

WEA Course in association with National Parks Association of NSW, WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E:[email protected]  www.weasydney.com.au

Image: Rachel Carson conducts Marine Biology Research with Bob Hines — in the Atlantic (1952).