With Earth Day on the horizon, reflect upon the life of a local man that has always shown respect for the environment. Pick up a copy of the Oral History Project book "Daniel Barrett: Teacher and Conservationist" at the Greenwich Library.
Daniel Barrett began teaching science at Greenwich High School in 1958. For many years, he took the students in his popular oceanography course into the field to study marine biology, to Greenwich Point and as far as Cape Cod and St. Thomas. Students studied all aspects of marine life, even making stew in the classroom from the mussels they had caught at the Point.
In retirement, Mr. Barrett is still active as Environmental Director for the Greenwich Land Trust. He discusses the Land Trust's many properties and projects in town. This interview covers the extraordinary career of dedicated conservationist and innovator.
"Daniel Barrett: Teacher and Conservationist" is the 136th book published by the Oral History Project, sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, since its founding in 1973. The interview with Mr. Barrett is one of more than 800 interviews recalling the history of the town of Greenwich since the 1890s. Oral History books circulate at all town libraries and interview CDs, transcripts and books may be purchased at the Oral History Project Office. For more information, please call (203) 622-7945.