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.
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.