Gulf Islands National Seashore

In spring 2017, The Media School will sponsor a spring break service trip to Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida.

Students will create promotional videos to help the National Park Service fulfill its mission of preserving the seashore’s natural resources and complete other volunteer projects. Students will travel together to and stay in a house the island seashore national park.

As volunteers, students will work with the National Park Service staff to create a series of webisodes to promote the attractions of the park. To create these videos, they’ll take part in the activities, including kayaking, taking ranger-led fort tours and more.

Students will travel in minivans driven by Media School staff members. This is a noncredit-bearing service learning opportunity; it is not a component of a Media School class. All Media School majors are eligible to apply.


  • Learn more at a callout meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in Franklin Hall 304C.
  • Apply online by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 29. (Note: This link will be live after the info session.)
  • The cost of the program is $265. This includes costs for transportation between Bloomington and Gulf Islands National Seashore, lodging and any activities related to the service projects. It does not include the cost of meals or other personal expenses.
  • If accepted, you will be required to participate in three preparatory meetings at IU and complete some preparatory work.