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SPNN Annual Celebration!

Hey friends! We're looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday right here at SPNN. We're excited to welcome you back into our space to have some fellowship (and cake), reconnect with this community, and hear about the good work we've been up to since we last saw you.

We are monitoring COVID trends and will have more specific guidance on precautions as we get closer to the event. For now, know that we will masks available and we will open doors as we can to improve ventilation. We installed ionizers two years ago to help scrub the air as it goes through our HVAC system as well and we'll do our best to keep the program short and sweet.

WHO: You! SPNN members, staff, partners, friends, and our broader media-making community
WHAT: SPNN's Annual Celebration
WHERE: The Kwame McDonald Studio at SPNN - 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, doors at 6:30, program at 7:00

We'd love to get a sense for how many people will be attending, so please RSVP via our Facebook event. 

SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills. We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area. We partner with organizations to create studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

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To request equipment fill out this webform. If you are having trouble filling out the webform please email the Media Center team with your request. Please view our updated policies regarding equipment check out and returns. 

Get Involved

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    Teach Technology Skills

    Make a difference! Teach basic or advanced media, technology, and digital literacy skills. Find out how you can become a CTEP AmeriCorps Member!

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    Create Your Own Media

    Use SPNN studio, camera, audio, and lighting gear to create your own media! Learn basic and advanced audio and video production skills. Use Adobe products to edit your content. 

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    Youth Programs

    Youth 14-24 can learn podcasting, video production, and about careers in media by becoming a part of SPNN Youth. Find the right program for you.

SPNN Forum: Climate Change

SPNN's production team and guest host Kel Heyl have completed a three part series of interviews on climate change, focusing on the new report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These three episodes look at the issue from a scientific overview and efforts that our city is making and what you as an individual can do. 

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    Part 1

    Host Kel Heyl Interviews Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota State Climate Office, who provides an explanation of greenhouse gases and the process by which they create climate changes and weather extremes, as part one of his series on climate change.

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    Part 2

    Host Kel Heyl Interviews Russ Stark, the City of Saint Paul's Chief Resilience Officer, about how efforts the city of Saint Paul is making to meet the threat of global warming and weather extremes, as part two of his series on climate change.

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    Part 3

    Host Kel Heyl Interviews Danielle Hauck, Customer Energy Manager with the Center for Energy and the Environment, about how individuals can save energy and produce less carbon, as part three of his series on climate change.


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