Gulf Islands National Seashore

Use your skills to help preserve the national seashore

Use your storytelling and media skills to create promotional videos to help the National Park Service fulfill its mission of preserving the seashore’s natural resources.

The Media School will return this year to Gulf Islands National Seashore in Gulf Breeze, Florida, for its fourth annual alternative break service learning project with the National Park Service.

To create these videos, you’ll take part in the activities, including kayaking, taking ranger-led fort tours and more.

This is a noncredit-bearing service learning opportunity; it is not a component of a Media School class.

If accepted, you will be required to participate in preparatory meetings and complete preparatory work.

Read blog posts from past travelers

Two men take photos of something out of frame.

Student work

Description of the video:

[Video: Upbeat guitar music plays]

[Video: Words appear: Gone Camping]

[Video: The National Park Service logo in in the bottom corner of the screen]

[Video: A man pulls hot dog buns out of a bag and puts them on a mini grill]

[Video: Two young girls play on a hammock]

Man speaks: Well we just recently got the access pass

[Video: Man seated in a lawn chair at the campsite]

Man speaks: and we like to come to the beach

 

[Video: A boy rides a skateboard]

 

Man speaks: for spring break. So far, we've thoroughly enjoyed it,

 

[Man seated with other campers]

 

Man speaks: and we're able to use the access pass to get half off of our camping, so that worked well.

[Video: Children and adults eat a meal at a picnic table]

 

[Video: woman seated in a lawn chair]

 

Woman speaks: Yesterday, I think I was the only person walking on the beach,

 

[Video: A long shot of the beach, showing white sand and calm waters]

 

Woman speaks: which is unheard of.

 

[Video: woman seated in a lawn chair]

 

Woman speaks: It's just enchanting.

 

[Video: The campground site filmed from a moving vehicle]

 

Woman speaks: I think it's one of the best-kept secrets. And I've been all over the world.

[Video: Campers eat at a picnic table in front of their tent]

 

[Video: Young campers eat and talk]

 

[Video: Hot dogs being grilled]

 

[Video: A man seated in a lawn chair]

 

Man speaks: The ability to go to the fort

 

[Video: Sand and bushes along the road]

Man speaks: or to walk to the bay,

 

[Video: A small black dog lays in the grass at the campsite]

 

[Video: A man seated in a lawn chair]

 

Man speaks: there's plenty of things to do to keep us busy and yet relaxed at the same time.

 

[Video: Two young campers play on a hammock]

 

[Video: The National Park Service logo appears]

 

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Travel dates

March 15-21, 2020

Costs

The cost of the program is $300. This includes costs for transportation between Bloomington and Florida, lodging and any activities related to the service projects. It does not include the cost of meals or other personal expenses.

Students will travel in vehicles driven by Media School staff to Gulf Breeze, Florida. The group will stay in a house in the seashore national park.

Eligibility

Students must have completed either MSCH-C226 or C228 to qualify. Students who demonstrate an equally professional level of knowledge with software and hardware may be considered.

All Media School majors are eligible to apply. Students with majors outside of The Media School may apply and will be considered based on demonstrated interest and experience specific to the service project.

Apply

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Questions?

Contact Kristin Martindale, administrative coordinator.