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Women In Natural Resources

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Jaquelynn Parsley

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Women In Natural Resources
Rachel Carson
Born 1907 in Springdale, PA

As a child she was a reader, loner, devotee of birds, and indeed all nature.
She was first published in
St Nicholas
literary magazine for children.
This led her into majoring in English at Pennsylvania College for Women.
Rachel in her junior year took a biology class.
She changed her class to zoology.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1929.
The WON her Masters at john Hopkins.
Family responsibilities led her to abandon her quest for her doctorate.
She taught at University of Maryland for a few years, while continuing studying in the summer at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA where she had studied between her undergraduate and graduate work.
Work Force
Family/Self Responsibilities
1935: Father Dies
1937: Sister dies, leaving two daughters Virginia and Marjorie who live with Rachel and her mother.
1950: Confirmed breast tumor removed.
1957: Rachel adopts Roger Christie after the death of his mother.
1960: Rachel has radical mastectomy for her breast cancer.
1964: Rachel Passes away.
By: Chelsea, Jackie, and Mercedes
1935- Rachel Writes radio scripts for Bureau of Fisheries. She publishes articles for The Baltimore Sun. Writes “The World of Water” later published as “Undersea” in The Atlantic Monthly, September, 1937.
1936-1952- Hired as Junior Aquatic Biologist with the Bureau of Fisheries. Becomes staff biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
1939- retires as editor in chief of all USFWS publications.

Books By Rachel Carson
Under the Sea-wind
The Sea Around Us
The Edge of the Sea
Silent Spring
The Sense of Wonder
Biotic VS Abiotic
Biotic resources come from living things or organic matter.

Abiotic resources come come from non-living or inorganic matter.
Eco-feminism says that women are closer to nature than men are.

Vandana Shiva
"Soaring seed prices in India have resulted in many farmers being mired in debt and turning to suicide."
Time Magazine's 2003 'Environmental Hero.'
She fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food
What are Natural Resources?
Top Ten Natural Resources
Natural Gases
Forests and Timber
Women in the Workforce
"Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those whoe contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

-Rachel Carson, from
The Sense of Wonder
1940 Department of Interior agencies of the Bureau of Fisheries and Bureau of Biological Survey combined to form U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Predominately white male employees

Glass ceiling: A political term used to describe "the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the cooperate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.

Some American colleges did not allow women to pursue natural resource-based degree programs; and certainly women who were scientists in the fields of biology, ecology, or conservation were frowned upon by society at large.

Rachel Carson started the
modern conservation movement in the U.S.

She was a USFWS employee from 1936 to 1952

She was a supervisor at age 19 over eight employees in 1983

The federal Women's Program
: special emphasis program designed to assist managers with alleviating the under-representation of women in the workforce

Factors leading to an increase in highly qualified women with the workforce:
1. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
2. Women's liberation Movement
3. The easing of social stigmas relative to women in science
4. The excellent reputation of many women pioneers in science and industry
Wind Energy
-Katherine Joyce
"While there are plenty of old white men in the business world we work in, we're all learning together. Well have equal footing."
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