Last updated: August 12, 2014
This was my second-to-last week of working here. After weeks of planning, the Youth Summit was a success. Despite encountering errors with the video project such as lack of time to edit, trembling Cloverfield-like footage, and inability to view the finalized footage ahead of time before presenting to the guests, it turned out okay. It wasn’t what I initially expected; there are very few scenes that I am in, I don’t talk at all, and it gives the overall impression of a souped-up powerpoint presentation. I have to accept that.
Anyway, this past week was primarily composed of planning for the summit. We dealt with numerous problems during the event, such as one of the four interns being sick and not being able to attend the event, one of our guests being late, a spattering of raindroplets, and a variety of last-minute alterations of the day’s events while the program was in progress. In spite of these challenges, we received high praise for our program; the superintendent seemingly enjoyed himself greatly in addition to the other guests (who filled out survey forms after the summit). It appears that everyone appreciated the quality of the food (thanks Killington Deli and King Arthur Flour) in addition to the guest speakers
Overall, the summit was enjoyable, although I am glad it is over. Now I have some time to focus on my technology presentation for the rangers tomorrow as well as the Boston trip we are going on this week. This summer has flown by and I cannot believe how it is the last week of my internship. Cheers to 5 more days!