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A Sense of Wonder

Continuing the Nature Trust's tradition of partnering with the arts community, the Nature Trust brought its conservation message to Nova Scotians across the province through a powerful performing arts production, "A Sense of Wonder." This play celebrates the remarkable life and legacy of Rachel Carson - scientist, poet, activist and humanist.

Rachel Carson changed the world. Time Magazine put her on its list of the 100 most influential people of the century. She was the first scientist to warn us of the dangers of chemical pesticides.

This one-woman show, written and performed by the acclaimed American actress Kaiulani Lee, brilliantly brings together Rachel Carson's many sides. The Nature Trust held performances in Halifax, Wolfville, and Antigonish in May 2006.


"Öthe play was just enchanting and very emotionalÖ Rachel Carson was a great hero to me and shaped my environmentalism. Her words are every bit as relevant today as they were 45 years ago."
- David Suzuki

On CBC Radio arts producer Phlis McGregor recently talked to Liz Crocker about Rachel Carson and the play. Liz Crocker is a fan who previously brought "A Sense of Wonder" to Halifax. Click here to Listen (Realplayer required).

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About Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson Rachel Carson has been called "the patron saint of the environmental movement." She was a marine biologist and zoologist best known for her book Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched our modern environmental movement.

Less known is that Miss Carson was one of America's great poets of the natural world. In her earlier works she brought alive the beauty and the mystery of the seas and its creatures to millions of readers.

In their purest form the poet and the scientist are one and the same. They are seekers after truth. Through the power of her knowledge and the beauty of her language, Rachel Carson became one of the great champions of the living. world.
(from www.kaiulanilee.com)

                                

About Kaiulani Lee

Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee has more than thirty years of experience in the theatre. She has starred in more than a dozen plays on and off-Broadway and won the OBIE Award for outstanding achievement off-Broadway. Lee has guest-starred in television series including Law & Order, Tales from the Dark Side and The Waltons. Her film credits include The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Fan, Garp, Cujo and Compromising Positions. She starred as Martha Ballard in the critically acclaimed PBS film A Midwife's Tale.
Visit Kaiulani Lee's Website

 

Click here to view the Sense of Wonder event program

Click here to view the Sense of Wonder poster

 

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of our most recent event:

Funding Sponsors

Bank of Nova Scotia Pílovers Centennial Hotels & Suites
Bank of Nova Scotia Pílovers Centennial Hotels & Suites
OíReganís Minas Basin The Body Shop
OíReganís Minas Basin The Body Shop
   
Donald R. Sobey Foundation The Oyler Group  

In-kind Sponsors

Envision Graphic Design The Printer Scanway Catering and Pastry Shop
envision Graphic Design The Printer Scanway Catering and Pastry Shop
Keltic Lodge Transcontinental White Point Beach Resort
Keltic Lodge Transcontinental White Point Beach Resort
Holiday Inn Select Silver Glen Resort Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Holiday Inn Select Silver Glen Resort Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Ardyth & Jennifer Soho Old Orchard Inn
Al Chaddock The Bookmark Video Difference
Hennigarís
Farm Market
Pat Foote
and Deborah Stover
 

Event Donations

Tobias Norwood
Jason Roth and Associates
(Psychologists)
Ross Casey
Ed Harris Joan CleatherDr. Gary M. Foshay
Bell and Grant InsuranceCathy Gregoire Halifax Commercial Park
Leaseholds Ltd
Shambhala Centre Black and Associates
Accounting Services
Hal Stevens
Scotia Fuels LtdEOS Fine Foods 

Ticket Sellers

Box of Delights EOS Fine Foods Just Us Coffee
Mountain Equipment Co-op Neptune Theatre P’lovers Environmental Store
Silver Glen Resort St. Mary’s River Association Interpretive Centre Tall and Small Cafe
The Wooden Monkey Lyghtsome Gallery  

Event Committee

Austin Cole Liz Crocker Jacqui Good
Mark McIntosh Karen McKendry Nancy Norwood
Jason Roth Wendy Scott Deborah Stover
Bonnie Sutherland    

Advertisers

Aerobics First Alexa McDonough Atlantic News
Dr. Piano I.H. Mathers and Sons Ltd Just Us Coffee
Mountain Equipment Co-op Planet Organic Market Trees Gallery
WHW Architects Zwickers Gallery  

Other Volunteers

Wolfville
Lisa Isaacman
Pam Matthews
Antigonish
Greg Lukeman
Heather Mayhew
Nancy Stevens
Halifax
Janice Gunning
Emma Boardman

Special thanks to our graphic designer, Troy Cole at envision Graphic Design for his beautiful design and hard work.