Becoming the Next Bill nye: Writing and hosting the educational show

Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Students are welcome to bring their own camera gear if they have it, but it’s not necessary.

Load: 1 P.M. - 4 P.M. on Jan. 9 - 13, 17 - 20  (Daily 3-hour sessions for 2 weeks)

Time Outside Class: Approx. 1-2 hours per day

Becoming the Next Bill Nye (20.219 IAP 2015, 2S.971 IAP 2016) is about using video production techniques to develop the ability to engagingly convey your passions for science, technology, engineering, and/or math. You’ll have the opportunity to script and on-screen host short YouTube science, technology, engineering, and/or math-related shows to inspire youth to consider a future in science. Workshop-style lectures, with industry guest speakers, focus on developing students’ basic scripting, hosting, and video production skills in the context of understanding digital media literacy, K-12 education, science advocacy, and engaging a lay audience. Open to all majors & staff.


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