• In Need of an Environmental Tune-up

    By John Voelz, $8,000 Fellowship Recipient
    Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program 2010

     

    Bike the Euro Velo 6 and Greenway trail from Ulm, Germany to Prague, Czech Republic; conduct interviews on the European perspective of the benefits of bike trails.

     

    J Voelz Flying Pig On the trailBike Trail

     

    Winning the Lilly grant was an incredible accomplishment.  This summer I had the opportunity to explore several European countries on bike, foot, and train.  I took advantage of the urban and rural trails of the Euro Velo 6 and 9, a network of bike routes crossing through the entire European continent.   Along the way I documented the progressiveness and environmentally sustainable habits of the people and culture.  The accessibility and convenience of public transit was refreshing.  I look forward to sharing this invaluable experience with my students and community for many years to come. 

Last Modified on September 26, 2011