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A Love of the Sea: Rachel Carson


Do you love nature and animals? Do you love to write? As a young girl, Rachel Carson was fascinated by the ocean, sea creatures, and writing. Join host Amanda Arnold and discover the amazing story of a woman who changed the world through her love of science and writing. As a scientist, Rachel Carson became aware of dangerous new pesticides being used in farming. In this episode, explore her incredible journey to expose the harmful effects of these chemicals by using her knack for writing, combined with her love for nature. It’s a story of combining your passions and using them to change the world.

About the Host

Amanda Arnold is a comedian from Portland, OR. She's traveled across the country and performed for the first time in front of an audience at just eight years old.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at and @honesthistory.


This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.