Twenty-nine students in grades six through eight participated in the Nature of Technology Camps held July 12-15 at Waubun High School and July 19-22 at Mahnomen High School. Students were given intensive training in Nature Photography and an introduction to GPS, throughout the camp and especially on the day trip to the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.
“I liked being able to be in the bird blinds and take pictures (while at the Tamarac),” said Hattie Dorman.
Students also learned how to use a telescope as a camera called digi-scoping, how to use an online editing and enhancing program called Picasa as well as basic how to create a photography show. The student’s work was celebrated by staff and family in a closing photography show.
“I learned how to take lots of cool pictures and how to take them at different angels.” Said 8th grader Laura Lindsay.
The Waubun and Mahnomen Nature of Technology camps were made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Community and Technical College awarded to the Extension office of the White Earth Tribal and Community College in partnership with the University of Minnesota, 4-H. To see some of the Waubun student’s work go to www.waubun.k12.mn.us.