The Cortes Island Academy kicked off its second year with a ‘meet and greet’ barbeque on Tuesday, September 5. Students and homestay parents met with some of the people working behind the scenes. School started the following day.
“Right now, the students are just going back into the classroom after being in Carrington for the last four days on a camping trip that started on the weekend and went into the week. They are still in the outdoor education fundamentals getting to know each other part of the semester,” explained Manda Aufochs Gillespie, the Academy’s principal Board member.
Continue reading A new semester begins at the Cortes Island Academy
Learn more about the role of journalist as truth teller and change maker with Rex Weyler, pulitzer prize nominated journalist and co-founder of GreenPeace on Folk U radio this week. Rex Weyler was a repeat special guest this year at the Cortes Island Academy and joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and student guest hosts from the CIA to talk a bit about his experience as a journalist over the years.
Continue reading TruthTelling with Rex Weyler & CIA students on FolkU@89.5
On Friday Dec 16, Folk U gave way to a Teen Take-Over with music and a bit of words from the students of Cortes Island Academy. A lot of people phoned in with requests. Cora Lee joined Manda Aufochs Gillespie as co-host.
Continue reading Folk U: Dec 16 Teen-takeover
This whole month, Folk U Radio has been partnering with the Cortes Island Academy to feature student work and the music and ideas and voices of the Cortes Island Academy students. There are 20 of them, coming from homes in Cortes and the surrounding area to nations as distant as Germany and Indonesia.
“We asked the students, what would you write about your experience on Cortes Island? If you were to send an audio postcard home or an audio postcard to someone you know and love, what would it sound like? They were required to record their own voices, they had to record real sound effects, download sound effects, and also get copyright free music. All is part of a project that had to be less than three minutes and would talk to their experiences, and the results have been incredible,” explained Manda Aufochs Gillespie.
Continue reading Folk U: Audio Postcards from the Cortes Island Academy
Explore the magic of scientific storytelling with the creators and scientists from the Hakai Institute who join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Cortes Island Academy students on this Friday’s Folk U Radio at 1 p.m.
We will discuss science communication done well and Hakai’s new short video series, including:
Continue reading Long Story Shorts with Hakai on FolkU @89.5FM