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Earth Day Event at Duquesne to Focus on Impact of Rachel Carson

A film focused on noted Pittsburgh environmental scientist Rachel Carson will be screened twice as part of Duquesne University's Earth Day observations.

The film is The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson, an official selection of the American Conservation Film Festival 2015. Popcorn will be served at the hourlong film.

The screenings will be followed by brief panel discussions with film producer Dr. Patricia DeMarco; Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE); Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences and Lauren Drumm, president of the Duquesne Ecology Club.

At the related Earth Fair, those attending will also have the opportunity to calculate their carbon footprints and to learn about environmental organizations at Duquesne as well as the Catholic Church teachings on environmental stewardship.

The event is organized by CERE with support from the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Division of Mission and Identity, the Department of Theology and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Duquesne.

When: Wednesday, April 22

Film screening, 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

Earth Fair, noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Duquesne University's Mellon Hall; film will be in Mellon's Laura Falk Lecture Hall

Admission: Free and open to the public; RSVPs requested at envscience@duq.edu.

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