TerraPod is a nationally recognized program teaching science and connecting youth to the outdoors through youth's fascination with "broadcasting themselves."
Terrapod is both an art- and science-based program which helps pre-teens and teens explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content through the art of film-making. TerraPod creates a Web-based social networking community using a new digital media literacy curriculum designed to teach youth learn about science topics through a discovery process driven by their desire to make their own films. Using a hands-on, experiential learning process, TerraPod helps youth improve their awareness of science and technology while also having fun learning how to plan, produce, edit and upload an original 3-5 minute movie on a science or nature topic.
Want to learn how to make your own science-based documentary film? Terrpod is the project for you. The entire curriculum, along with sample videos produced by other youth and teaching modules on science topics is available at the 4-H Virtual Film Making Studio and Workshop