During the course of the Summer Institute, a major goal is to get the participants to engage with media themselves, and to actually have them produce a short piece with the skills from the week. Loading up the participants tool-belt with ideas on the art of the interview, deep hanging out, simulated field studies, the week culminates with a field visit to a community partner. This year, we split the participants in to two groups, and brought one crew to Golden Russet Farm.
Nick Gordon (pictured above), a 7th Grade teacher from Harwood Middle School, was able to produce this short audio piece before the end of the week. A job well done for such a short time: