2019 Faculty Seed Fund Sprouts and Shoots: Part 3
February 5, 2020
This is the third in a series of Field Notes focused on the work resulting from the 2019 Research and Teaching Seed Funds. These short posts offer a brief look at the second round of emergent initiatives in environmental humanities being developed by Penn faculty with support from PPEH seed funds. Each of the projects will also be featured in short presentations in February 2020 as a part of our Spring Brown Bag Series. Check out the schedule here!
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Seeing the Invisible: Bringing the Microbiomes of the Schuylkill River and Cobbs Creek to the People
Byron Sherwood (Biology)
As an ecologist, I observe in an attempt to understand. As a Professor, I create opportunities for students to learn how to observe, because so often we cannot see what is before our eyes. The PPEH Teaching and Research Seed Fund provided the resources and intellectual freedom to create student-driven learning opportunities that catalyzed conversations between Penn scientists, Penn students, local community leaders, Philadelphia City officials, after school youth programs, artists, local schools, and K-12 students in West Philadelphia. Below are a sampling of three student projects that were made possible with the support of PPEH seed funds.