The US Fish and Wildlife Service created this activity exploring Rachel Carson and her role as an activist for the resource management and conservation. Students read a Rachel Carson fact sheet and her "Conservation in Action" book. The links to both readings can be found at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/fish-and-wildlife. They are asked a series of questions and then will create a presentation about Rachel Carson. In an extension activity, they read "Conservation in Action" and using guiding questions, create a second presentation and compare 1948 National Wildlife Refuge Services data to data from today.
Another version of this activity can also be found at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/conservation-action