Digital Environmental History at Whittier!
Jan term at Whittier provides unique intensive teaching and learning opportunities. This January, students enrolled in Professor Zappia’s “North American Environmental History” course took part in several experiential activities, including visiting the Port of LA, working intensively in the SUrF,garden, Skyping with the nationally recognized organic farmer and “digital history coffee-avocado orchard” consultant Scott Murray, and learning basic GIS skills with City of Whittier GIS analyst Shannon Julius. The class produced several innovative digital history projects that synthesized environmental, digital, and public humanities. Take a look at some of their final products!