Assignment #2: Whole-Class Project: Community Engagement Event and Blog (First Draft)


 This semester we will brainstorm through discussion forums and emails to decide upon 1 or 2 environment-related non-profit organizations or school clubs to work with. We can create a fund-raising campaign fully online; create a website or YouTube video to inform the public about an issue; organize an event locally such as a beach clean-up. Our project will depend on our schedules, how many of us are based in South Florida, etc. Everyone will be asked to contribute: if you cannot attend an event in person, you could help design flyers, launch a social media campaign, etc.

Examples of past projects : Walk for the Animals (which is coming up in March in Miami), beach clean-up in Sunny Isles, creation of a comedy SNL-style video with sketches on how the environment is being harmed, music video with an original song about Earth Day, website created to teach kids tips on helping the environment including an art contest with prizes.

In order to make this unit “academic” and not simply performing community service for its own sake, you will be required to create an original blog to get you reflecting on and researching the community service project.

I have asked you to post your blog first draft.  As I may have mentioned in an earlier message, I don't expect a whole lot of reflection in this draft, since most of you have not yet participated in a community engagement event yet this term.  However, you could at least choose your free site (wordpress, or wiki, or wix, or tumblr are pretty good) and template and start adding images, a video, maybe some research or analysis of a scholarly article.  As long as you turn in something, you will get full credit for the first draft, and I will assume that your second draft will be more thorough.  (Please look at the Announcement where I sent the link to David's blog from a past semester - this is an example of an "A" project - just FYI.)

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