Mar 09 2011
Student vs. Wild Reflection
I have learned many lessons from this Student vs. Wild Project. First, gained more knowledge on Africa and its many different climate zones in Kenya, Uganda, and the Congo. The wildlife that inhabits these lands, and also the vegetation and landmarks was also something I learned about. This project also helped me to understand a few tips for surviving in the wild such as where and how to collect water, which animals to be careful of, etc. Videos are really fun to make, and I hope to make more in the future for projects such as these. They certainly beat having to write essays or presentations. I also learned the dangers of not being able to manage my time well enough for this project. Because of this problem, I know that I’ll have to improve later on organizing my time well in my future projects.
There are always challenges when doing a group project. Most of our group members didn’t have any free time so that we could meet together to film the video. Another distressing problem was that one of our partners moved away, so then we had to do the project with only two people. Billy and I also kept procrastinating to meet up with each other, probably because we thought we could do it in the short amount of time we had. We never talked to each other anyway, so it was “too much work” for us to go find and talk to each other. The hardest and and most difficult challenge we had to accept was that I had lost Billy’s video camera, causing us to lose all of our work and Billy’s trust. Challenges are experiences that we have to go through and learn from so that we don’t face these problems again. Some challenges aren’t preventable, but a lot depend on our actions. I hope I don’t make the same mistakes again.