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A Sense Of Wonder

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the Friends of Hog Island presents Kaiulani Lee in a one-woman tour-de-force performance of Rachel Carson’s Sense of Wonder, a two-act drama, on July 28, 2012 at the historic Lincoln Theater in downtown Damariscotta at 7 p.m.

Audiences nation-wide have described Ms. Lee’s performance as “mesmerizing,”” extraordinary,” “sensationally wonderful, “ “inspiring, “ and as” having been touched by Rachel Carson herself. “ Billy Moyers, PBS, described it as a performance “that brings to life the remarkable spirit of a woman who changed the way we see the world… You cannot walk away unmoved.”

The performance will be followed by an audience Q&A with Ms. Lee and a conversation with Dr. Steve Kress, Scott Weidensaul, and Tim Glidden. Kress is Director of the Hog Island Audubon Camp and of National Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program. Weidensaul is a naturalist, researcher and the author of more than two dozen books including Living on the Wind and his most recent, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America. Glidden is President of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and former director of the Land for Maine’s Future Program.

The Friends of Hog Island is a nonprofit in Bremen, Maine, whose mission is to preserve the legacy and support the conservation and nature programs and activities of the Audubon Camp at Hog Island. All proceeds will benefit FOHI and its mission.