My community work with the Wildlife Leadership Academy was my first attempt at a Virtual Digital Storytelling Experience with 4 participants from the Wildlife Leadership Academy camps. Michelle Kittell, the Executive Director of the non-profit organization wanted to use digital storytelling as a part of a fund-raising campaign for the organization. Four participants, four digital stories of conservation, each released within a week of each other to help promote the camps and raise money.
We worked virtually with the participants because they were not local. Two were in high school at the time, the third in college, and the fourth a recent graduate of college. The wordpress site acted as a hub of information for the participants to access any and all information they needed regarding the assignment. It also served as guide for anyone wishing to duplicate such a process. All materials and scaffolding of the assignment available for anyone. The link to the blog is below followed by my report and presentation on the project. I think others who are looking to duplicate such a process will find my reports valuable.
Sarah’s How a Mayfly Nymph changed my life
Jackie’s Hunting: Conserving Our Tomorrow
David’s An Unexpected Journey: Inspired by Japanese Stilt Grass
Roberts’ Hunting for Understanding