The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins two other organizations in sponsoring a photo, essay, and poetry contest "that best expresses the Sense of Wonder that you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to your eyes." Generations United and Rachel Carson Inc. are co-sponsors. The contest honors Rachel Carson, the late preservationist and ecologist.
In her book The Sense of Wonder (written in the 1950s and published in a magazine in 1956), Carson used lyrical passages about the beauty of nature. She enjoyed helping children develop a sense of wonder and love of nature.
Prize: Publication on the websites of EPA Aging Initiative, Generations United, and Rachel Carson Council, Inc.
Eligibility: Entries must be joint projects involving a young person under 18 and someone aged 50 or older.
Deadline: June 10, 2009.