It was the United States federal government's gypsy moth eradication program, however, that prompted Carson to devote her research, and her next book, to pesticides and environmental poisons.
Read my full disclosure policy here. March 26, By Linda McGurk Recently, I walked outside just to find my two daughters lying on the back deck sprawled out like eagles, eyes wide open and staring at the clouds slowly passing by.
They lay in complete silence, until they noticed my presence. My kids are no strangers to finding things to do. And I cherish every day of it, because it tells me that their sense of wonder is alive and well. What is our sense of wonder? It is to marvel over the ant lugging a heavy leaf to its hill and to ponder why the sky is blue.
The natural world is particularly apt at stimulating our ability to find magic in the ordinary. After all, this is the environment where we have evolved for millennia.
To tickle your own sense of wonder, just look up at the sky on a starry night. Can you lose your sense of wonder? Unfortunately, our sense of wonder tends to wither away as we get older. We lose our innocence, get busy and often become detached from the natural world.
Worse, some kids seem to lose theirs prematurely. It always saddens me to see, not only because having a sense of wonder is a beautiful thing that helps us stay creative and solve problems it is at the core of all scientific inquirybut also because it is what keeps us rooted in nature.
And if that happens, chances are they will never fully grasp the need to protect nature. Not having enough opportunity to play outside. A hectic lifestyle, packed with structured activities and instant gratification. Ample time to explore nature hands-on, the friluftsliv way.
Not having a particular plan or agenda when playing outside. A slow lifestyle that allows the child to become bored in order for creativity to blossom.
Back at our deck, I took a cue from my daughters and lay down next to them, spread my limbs out like an eagle and looked up at the sky. Which, I should add, did not get pecked out by vultures that day.The Sense of Wonder is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life.
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