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Media Experience Camp Offers Skills & Fun


What We Know: Understanding Media and Its Influence

Every day, information comes to us from lots of places – the Internet, magazines and newspapers, TV and radio, billboards, and other media. Whether we realize it or not, all of the information that we absorb affects what we believe about ourselves, the world, and our place in society.

In this camp, students will look behind the face of media information to understand its influence on what we ultimately believe, and create original media information for a variety of purposes.

Camp Details: 

June 13–17, 2016
1 to 4:30 p.m.

This camp is intended for middle school students (ages 12 - 15) who are comfortable using the internet for information.

Campers will explore alternative and mainstream media to understand how information is used to create meaning. We will critique the people behind media information to discover the part of the story that’s not being told, and create our own original media messages - to show what we know!  Register

Tentative Agenda

  • Day 1: Who are we and what do we know? Introductions and opinions
  • Day 2: Who creates information? People, purpose, and perspective
  • Day 3: What does that mean? Data, information, and manipulation
  • Day 4: Why am I hungry? Advertising and its impacts
  • Day 5: Do you know what I mean? Researching and reporting information

About Evans Library:

The mission of Florida Tech Libraries is to enable our students and faculty to positively influence the society in which they live by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. The Libraries enhance their support by creating and sustaining an intuitive and trusted information environment in a culturally and technologically superior setting. Florida Tech Libraries are committed to developing innovative services, programs, spaces, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, dialogue, learning, and the nourishment of the human spirit.

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.