TIP Fellows Inspire climate action through storytelling July 27, 2022 – Posted in: Uncategorized

10 Philadelphia teachers have been working with TIP seminar leader and founder of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities(PPEH) Bethany Wiggin to bring climate education into their classrooms. Six of those teachers are current/former TIP fellows. Workshops began in late June and as teachers planned their curriculum, their commitment to teaching their students civic engagement and climate literacy grew stronger.

Prof. Wiggin plans to use the curriculum this group of teachers creates as a model for schools across the country. In 2019 Prof. Wiggin led a TIP seminar called Environmental Humanities from the Tidal Schuylkill River which encouraged Philadelphia teachers to view their local environment through the lens of literature and storytelling. Click here to learn more about the seminar and read the original curriculum units fellows wrote.

The TIP fellows who attended PPEH workshops include: Freda Anderson, Anna Herman, Monica Rowley, Chris Sikich, and Lisa Yau, To learn more about the work PPEH and Philadelphia school teachers have been doing to inspire climate action click here.