Greening of the Great Lakes: MSU MUSEUM HONORS SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WAY WE VIEW THE ENVIRONMENT
Half a century ago, a monumental book was published that created a holistic and balanced view of the environment. The book, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, was directly influenced by the work of a Michigan State professor and his students, so the MSU Museum chose to honor their work with an exhibit.
Published in 1962, Silent Spring exposed the dangers of over-using chemicals in the environment. “In all truth, there were two periods of environmental awareness: the period before Silent Spring and the period after silent spring,” says MSU Museum director Gary Morgan. “They are two completely different worlds.”