Partners of Rachel Carson Sense Of Wonder Contest
- Generations United
- Dance Exchange
- National Center for Creative Aging
- Rachel Carson Council Inc.
- Legacy Project
- Songwriting Works Educational Foundation
Generations United (GU) is the national membership organization* focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. Generations United was incorporated in 1997 as an independent entity and continues today as the country’s only membership organization promoting intergenerational public policies, programs, and strategies whose membership represents over 70 million Americans.
Dance Exchange is an intergenerational company of artists that creates dance and engages people in making art. Through local, national, international, and online projects we gather and create community to contribute to a healthy and more sustainable environment.Dance Exchange breaks boundaries between stage and audience, theater and community, movement and language, tradition and the unexplored.
Founded in 1976, and now under the artistic direction of Cassie Meador, Dance Exchange stretches the range of contemporary dance through explosive dancing, personal stories, humor, and a company of performers whose ages span six decades.Recent and current projects include explorations of coal mining, genetic research, human rights, particle physics, ecology, land use, and rest in a hyper-driven society.
National Center for Creative Aging
The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and the quality of life of older people. Creative expression is important for older people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds, regardless of economic status, age, or level of physical, emotional, or cognitive functioning.
Rachel Carson Council Inc.
The Council seeks to inform and advise the public about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare, and survival of living organisms and biological systems. The Council promotes alternative, environmentally benign pest management strategies to encourage healthier, sustainable living. Formerly the Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment, the Rachel Carson Council is a clearinghouse and library with information at both scientific and layperson levels on pesticide-related issues, which provides answers to the public, produces various publications clarifying pesticide dangers, brings alternative pest controls to the public's attention, and presents conferences and workshops for the public and the scientific community.
The Legacy Project is an international big-picture learning project working with youth, adults, and elders toward a more meaningful, equitable, and sustainable world. Through an intergenerational TreeKeepers program and the 15-acre Legacy Center arboretum, trees are used in scientific explorations and as creative metaphors for exploring the life course and environmental legacies. The global YOU 177 education campaign brings youth and elders together to spark conversation over story sharing, learn seven-generation thinking, and apply new ideas in legacy projects that can transform lives and communities.