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Date: Dec 2015

Senior Capstone PercyPledge
December VCD graduates focused on sustainability for their Senior Capstone exhibition

Students, faculty, family and friends gathered for the opening of this semester's Senior Capstone exhibition, Sustainable Action. Graduating VCD students Reagan Anderson, DJ Evans, Amber Hare and Derek Loan each created campaigns focusing on aspects of sustainability, including recycling, reusing materials, and composting. Through posters, social media, and other methods of engagement, they collectively worked to create an overall awareness of our effects on the environment and proposed ways to improve our impact. ...Click here to read more.

Irvine Nature Center
VCD 256 explored The Irvine Nature Center for their final projects

Students in VCD 256: The Moving Image partnered with the Irvine Nature Center for their final projects. The students were asked to create service learning videos as a call to action for some much-needed volunteers for the center.

Located just around the corner from Owings Mills North on Garrison Forrest Road, the Irvine Nature Center is a popular spot in the community for families, children, birdwatchers and all-around nature lovers. They often host school events, such as camp outs where students from Baltimore City can come explore nature and enjoy overnight camping adventures.

Irvine recently received a donation of nearly 100 acres of land—almost doubling their size! The expansion caused an increase in the need for volunteers to help maintain the nature center. Irvine needed a way to showcase their growing needs, including volunteers to record trees, pull invasive species, help maintain trails and more. This is where our students stepped in! They created call to action videos expressing the uniqueness of Irvine by talking to the staff, interviewing existing volunteers, and researching the mission of the center. Their projects are to be used on the web or in video format for the Irvine Nature Center to help explain their various programs and needs.

Creating videos for Irvine Nature Center
Footage was shot on location in various areas of the nature center

Creating Videos for Irvine Nature Center

Creating Videos for Irvine Nature Center

Creating Videos for Irvine Nature Center
Students had fun exploring and learning more about nature during the project as well

Service learning projects such as this allow students to learn beyond the walls of the classroom, dive into community efforts and exercise their communication and design abilities while creating real-world projects that will be utilized by non-profit organizations.

Creative Strategies and GNB guests
The class, led by Professor Lori Rubeling, presented their final campaigns to their guests

Jamar Jones from Six Point Pictures and the hip hop artist and events producer Greenspan (AKA Brian Dawkins) reviewed VCD 480: Creative Strategies Studio's GNB Live campaign pitches that were created to assist with the group's new ventures in the upcoming year. The students will continue this collaboration next semester....Click here to read more.

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