Seminar Leader bethany wiggin develops tools for watershed activism February 2, 2022 – Posted in: Uncategorized

2019 TIP seminar leader Bethany Wiggin spoke with Penn Today about her collaboration with the Independence Seaport Museum (ISM). Prof. Wiggin is the founding director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) which fosters interdisciplinary environmental collaboration and scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond.  This year PPEH and ISM have issued a call for proposals to search for tools that “might be used by inhabitants of the Delaware river watershed to support its diverse, multispecies community and adapt/respond to our changing local environment…”

Prof Wiggin led a TIP seminar in 2019 entitled Environmental Humanities from the Tidal Schuylkill River. During the 15 week long course, she and 9 Philadelphia public school teachers studied the Schuylkill River using environmental science, anthropology, history, the arts, philosophy and ethics. To learn more about Prof. Wiggin’s TIP seminar and to read the original curriculum units participants wrote click here: