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Rachel Carson Contest 2013

Rachel Carson is considered to be the mother of the modern day environmental movement going back to the 1960s, which lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. The EPA is the keeper of much of the data found in TOXNET databases such as IRIS, TRI and TOXMAP. For the past 7 years or so, the EPA has sponsored a contest in Carson’s honor; theĀ Sense of Wonder Contest.

Visit the EPA’s website to read about the contest:

http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm