Green Glamping Girls (Sofia Hruby): PHEW…WE DID IT!

Today is the big day!  The Green Glamping Girls are going to present the design proposal to the panel of judges, made up of engineers, teachers, and school administrators.  I wouldn’t say nervous to describe how I am feeling right now, I am more excited to finally finish DAP!  This whole experience with Project VENTURA has been a lot of hard work but it is all going to pay off tomorrow. 

Before I dive into my preparations up until this point, I want to address something that I feel needs clarification.  The term “glamping” which is a part of our team name, means glamorous camping.  I was inspired to use the term glamping after scrolling through hundreds of pins on pinterest.  It has a nice ring to it.  When I think camping, I envision tents, campfires, sleeping bags, and total isolation from the outside world.  I have been camping like this many times and I am actually going to go camping this coming weekend.  For those who want to experience the outdoors while enjoying amenities such as a kitchenette, a comfortable bed, a bathroom, and much more, glamping is just for them. 

Practice, practice, practice is the only thing I have done yesterday and this morning.  I am working on my oral presentation skills.  I have presented in front of my parents, alone in my room, and I called up a friend and delivered my speech.  I am really trying to tell the story like it is.  I have worked on Project VENTURA long enough that I shouldn’t have to memorize anything.  There a few key points I have written down on notecards but otherwise, my presentation varies a little every time.  During the presentation, I introduce the Green Glamping Girls, give an overview of the electrical and propane system, explain the green materials with in the systems, as well as give a breakdown of the budget.

As for the presentation board, this item of display has been a group effort.  Last weekend, we worked on it for several hours and made final touches throughout this week.  On Google drive, my team and I created a document with all of the presentation board elements like the design brief, inspiration, budget, green materials, pictures of the models, design description, and conclusion/results.  I am really happy with the way out poster turned out and I especially like how we did our title.  In addition to our poster, I have added to the power point and I created a PDF file of the power point so the judges can follow along tomorrow morning.  Also, since we have extra fabric samples, I made little bows for our presentation tomorrow.

Through VENTURA, I have learned so much and I have been able to apply my knowledge to the real world and that’s really neat.  I can’t wait to show the judges all that I have learned and accomplished through this DAP journey, and most importantly I can’t wait to see how the end product turns out (no matter who wins).



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