My name is Kyle Winslow and I coordinate a field trip
program for local elementary students called “Sailing Into Science”
at the Lake Merritt
through the City of Oakland ,
Office of Parks and Recreation.
I’m searching for a video-savvy person to shoot and/or
edit a video showcasing what participants experience in our program. I plan
to use the completed video to recruit program participants, to attain grants to
help fund our program, to show our existing grant funders what we do, and for
general community exposure and outreach.
I unfortunately have no funding to pay for video services,
but I could promise a chance to hang out at beautiful
with our students in our lakeside classrooms and on the lake in boats, as well
as offering free boat rentals to come back to the lake and use anytime
(pedalboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats). I’m also more
than happy to write a letter of recommendation or assist in any way possible if
this is done as part of student coursework.
-If you’re interested in just editing, I could shoot
some video myself and then you could edit on your own time.
-If you’d like to shoot video yourself, ideally
you’d be able to come for four days (9am-2pm) to capture video of each of
our four different days of curriculum and boat types.
-Parking: Plentiful, nearby, and free.
-Materials needed: You would need to provide equipment to
capture video and/or edit.
-Sailing Into Science provides local elementary students
(primarily 5th graders) with hands-on science (life science, earth
science, nautical science, simple machines) using our lakeside classrooms and
Lake Merritt. Each morning is spent learning one of our science topics
and each afternoon is spent on boats (pedalboats, kayaks, dragonboats, and
whaleboats). We serve primarily Oakland Unified students, many of whom
have very few or zero opportunities to receive hands-on learning and go
boating. By the end of this school year, we will have served
approximately 1,000 local students.
I’ve attached a flyer with more Sailing Into Science
information and pictures. If you are interested in getting involved in
any manner, please feel free to contact me. Thank you kindly. ~Kyle
Kyle Winslow, Boating and Science Coordinator
Merritt Boating Center
City of Oakland ,
Office of Parks and Recreation
568 Bellevue Ave.