EPA Rachel Carson Contest

Rachel Carson

In honor of what would have been Rachel Carson's 100th birthday, the U.S. Environmental Agency has an essay/poetry/photo contest for two-person teams. The famed writer and biologist once wrote about the need for children and adults to share the "joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."

Now let's try that once more with even greater feeling. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to thaw that frozen-over ticker in your chest and express the sense of wonder you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, wildlife, and "all that is beautiful to your eyes."

One catch: One team member must be over 50 and the other under 18. You only have till June 15, 2007 to submit your entry, so you better start emoting, stat.

:: EPA via The Washington Post

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