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Annual Book Read Announces Events

Date Published: 1/31/24


Since 2007, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) has offered an annual book read to students in First-Year Composition. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is the book chosen for this year’s annual campus book read.
As part of the annual book read, DCB offers presentations for the on-campus and off-campus communities that support the college. These presentations will deliver current perspectives on issues raised by Silent Spring when it was published in 1962 and related issues that have arisen since its publication. Some consider Silent Spring to have played a key role in the ban of DDT, a ban welcomed by some but condemned by others. Silent Spring made the public aware of the harm caused by chemicals used to control unwanted insects and plants in crops and in environments where people live. Silent Spring has been credited with the birth of the environmental movement in the US.
February 21  Centennial Alumni Center Thatcher Addition 7:00 PM
A speaker from Border Ag will talk about current food production practices that use fertilizer, pesticides, and insecticides.
March 20 Centennial Alumni Center Thatcher Addition 7:00 PM
A speaker from a local organic food production group will talk to us about growing food without chemicals.
Everyone is invited to attend these presentations to learn more about issues Silent Spring raised.