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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

2014 Archives


Pictures from Africa! Peter finishing up his Fulbright Fellowship - July 21, 2014

Bird watching at lake Baringo

At the equator

An Earth Day Felt Around the World- April 22, 2014

Remembering Professor Wangari Maathai- September 25, 2013


Keeping Kenya in our Thoughts and Prayers- September 23, 2013

 Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa- September 9-13, 2013

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary- June 25, 2013

 Marrakech to Nairobi- June 16, 2013

Join the Center for the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and Tenth Anniversary Celebration!

The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education will be hosting its 2014 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. For this year’s Lecture actress Kaiulani Lee will perform her one-woman show “A Sense of Wonder.”

In the play, Kaiulani Lee shares the story of Rachel Carson’s love of the natural world and her fight to defend it. We see the extremely private Rachel Carson thrust into the role of controversial public figure. The play takes place in Carson’s cottage on the Maine coast shortly after the publication of Silent Spring where she is simultaneously battling the chemical industry, the government, and the press to get her message to the American people. Kaiulani Lee brings more than 35 years of experience in theatre, film, and television to her portrayal of Carson. We are delighted to have Ms. Lee evoke Carson’s spirit as a way of commemorating her legacy and the Lecture’s ten-year history.

Immediately following the Lecture, the Center will host its Tenth Anniversary Celebration. Center Director, Peter Blaze Corcoran and Center Co-chairs will make remarks on the Center’s ten-year history and invite you to join in remembering a decade’s worth of scholarship, education, and action in pursuit of a more peaceful and sustainable world. Two scholars of Rachel Carson’s work will reflect on the importance of her writing after fifty years during the reception. This event will take the place of the Center’s Annual Fundraising Celebration at the Haffenreffer’s home.

Attendees of the 2014 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and Tenth Anniversary Celebration will have two options when purchasing tickets, Patron and General Admission. Patron tickets are sold exclusively by the Center for $75. The Center will receive 100% of the proceeds from Patron ticket contributions. Patrons will have reserved elevated loge seating in Schein Hall. Individuals can send invitation reply cards to the Center or may call Kendra Carboneau at 239-590-7444 to request an invitation. Patron tickets include the performance in Schein Hall, the Tenth Anniversary Celebration reception in Phillips Gallery, and the honor and satisfaction of being a Patron of the Center. 

General admission tickets are sold and are available for pickup at the BIG ARTS box office. The Center will receive 40% of the proceeds from general admission ticket contributions. General admission floor seat selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission tickets include the performance in Schein Hall and the Tenth Anniversary Celebration reception  in Phillips Gallery. General admission tickets are not tax deductible.

The Center greatly appreciates your support towards making the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and Tenth Anniversary Celebration a success. Such support allows the Center to continue its efforts to realize the dream of a sustainable future thorough scholarship, education, and action.