A Conversation with PBS and PCSSM about Solutions-Driven Climate Storytelling

Tue September 12, 5:00 pm

Solutions must be at the center of the stories the media tells: how do you focus on solutions in a way that engages, inspires, and empowers people on a broad scale?

Join PBS, WHYY and the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media (PCSSM) to hear directly from industry-leading filmmakers, science communicators, and community leaders about how to make an impact in the ever-changing media landscape.

PBS will be sharing exclusive clips of their upcoming shows ahead of fall premieres. Learn about the climate story-telling that PBS is doing all over the country and also local programming from our local PBS station WHYY.


Panelists include:

  • Professor Shane Campbell-Staton, Ph.D., Biologist & Host of PBS’s Human Footprint series
  • Bill Gardner, Vice President, Multiplatform Programming & Head of Development, PBS
  • Maribel Lopez, Head of PBS Digital Studios
  • Dr. Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor & Director of Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media
  • Susan Phillips, Senior Reporter/Editor for WHYY News Climate Desk
  • Dr. Bethany Wiggin, Director of Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
  • Fay Yu, Head of Current for Part2 Pictures

This event will be at the Zellerbacher Theater on Penn’s campus.

This is a free in-person event with open seating – registration required. It won’t be livestreamed, but a YouTube video will be posted later in the week. This will be a two part panel discussion with a keynote introduction.