In this post, I’m going to be telling you about one of PLP‘s main features, one of the funnest parts, and my favourite part. The most recent thing we did with PLP was go on something called a field study. I feel the study is basically a multi day field trip. There are lots of fun and lots of info! This field study, we went to Oregon, here’s what we did! And why we went to Oregon in the first place.
In PLP, there’s a reason why we go on a super awesome trip to another country. This time it was for and advertising project called the medium is the message! This project is a humanities project, focussing on advertising. First in groups, we were assigned businesses. All of those businesses were the ones we were going to visit in Oregon. Each day when we visited these businesses assigned to whatever business we were at interviewed them. My group was Kam Meng, an American style, Chinese restaurant.
First day of our Oregon trip, we drove a whole lot. All the way across the border and a few more hours. After a quick stop at Cabelas. Our first business and our first food stop was Clark’s restaurant. Then we drove some more stopped at dismal nitch and continued on to our second business group at Astoria column. Then we had dinner and visited Peter Iredale. And continued onto our cabins where we stayed for the next two days.
The second day we had breakfast and went to the Columbia river. Then we went to Fort Stevens and had our first quest. After lunch at Dairy Queen, we went zip lining and highlife adventures where our third group interviewed that business. Then we had dinner and went to bed.
Day three we have breakfast and drive to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where we check out of the cool displays. Fourth interview group interviewed the museum. Then we drove and had lunch at pig and pancake, which was really delicious. Then we went to Cannon Beach and enjoying the wonderful view. Then one of my favourite stops. What is the Tillamook creamery where we learned about how they made cheese and even got to sample it. Then we went back for dinner and a good sleep.
On day four we had breakfast and went to arguably one of the coolest natural places I have ever been. Yeah quit now head at least that’s what it sounded like it was spelled Yaquina Head. The fifth group interviewed the people at a Lighthouse there. And we went off on our second quest. Then we went to a Hatfield morene Science centre where we would go the next morning as well. And the sixth group interviewed the interviewees. Then we had dinner at a very good Buffet.
Day five by now were staying at the yurts witch were a very fun communal place to stay. We go back to Hatfield Marine Science Center. Yesterday we did an experiment on how fast crabs can run, today were doing two experiments. I first experiment was finding shrimp on a mud beach, and recording the number of them, their age gender etc. The second experiment which building an R.O.V. And getting it to pick up magnetic objects underwater. Then we have lunch and go to a Marine discovery tours, where our seventh group interviews the organization. Then we have our third quest. Then we have dinner at my interview groups business Kam Meng, where we interview our business.
Next DAY6, we have breakfast and head to Depoe Bay. Then we drive and our teachers had prepared a surprise for us. We went to BULLWINKLES witch is a arcade, pizza place, and theme park! Then we drove for another while where we had dinner at burger claim, a burger place with peanut butter burgers! It’s our last night, so we’re staying at a hotel! We swim in the pool before bed and then went to sleep.
Our last day we drove to a place called wolf haven, which is a sanctuary for wolves and our last interview group. Then we drove to Golden corral buffet to have lunch. Then it was the homestretch, i was in the van, because we had the van and the bus! I absolutely loved van shenanigans! We drove for a lot of hours to finally get home!
It was so much fun, and I learned so much!
Heres my journal about our travels:
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