2024 Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder/Sense of the Wild Contest

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In her honor, the Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance holds an annual Intergenerational “Sense of Wonder, Sense of the Wild” contest, inviting teams with members of two or more generations to write poems and essays about nature.

Contest entries with this theme involve an intergenerational team (2 or more individuals from different generations) undergoing positive, outdoor, nature-centered experiences. Team members then call on these events to create a poem or essay incorporating their personal responses to nature.