Thursday, March 5, 2009

media release- A Sense of Wonder film, Ruskin, FL

Media contact: Dolly Cummings
phone: 813-363-5438
"A Sense of Wonder" film screening at Camp Bayou
Where: Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, Ruskin, FL
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 at 1pm
Cost: FREE with pre-registration for Citizen Science Symposium event. Directions, full agenda and online registration link are located at
About the film:

When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her love of privacy, Carson's convictions and her foresight regarding the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into a very public and controversial role.


Using many of Miss Carson's own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.


The film is an intimate and poignant reflection of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. A Sense of Wonder was shot in HD by Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler at Carson's cottage on the coast of Maine.


For more information about the film visit


Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. 

Full press release attached

Dolly Cummings

"I do not understand how any one can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to." Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek)

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