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To register for classes call Becca at 218-935-0417 Ext 314 or . All classes are first come first serve.

Braided Wool Rugs

Friday, February 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 4th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Sunday, February 5th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $60.00  Limit: 8 participants

Looking for ways to add a bit of homespun warmth to your home?  Join us to learn the techniques to how to make a handcrafted wool, braided rug.  The registration fee of $60.00 includes the blanket-weight wool, braiding tools, and lacer.  (This fee may be reduced if you bring your own wool.)  The small, oval rug you will be creating (2’x3’) requires approximately 3 pounds of (blanket-weight) wool. We ask participants to provide their own scissors, sewing needles, straight pins, and clip-type clothing pins. Class at Opichi Room, at Wadiswan building, New campus building at WETCC, 2250 College Road

Extension Coordinator, Tammy Bellanger, is the instructor for this workshop.  She enjoys most everything creative, which gives her a chance to express her artistic side.  A few of her favorite hobbies include baking, drawing, gardening, traditional crafts, and architectural design.

CongratsTamarac Refuge Photo Contest Winners!

Susan's Eye By Alyssa Olson

Congratulations to 2011 students winners of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photo contest!!!!!

19 students from the summer Nature of Technology Camps submitted to the contest this year. These photos represent 2 days of shooting at the Refuge.

5th-8th grade students participated in the Nature of Techology camps, July 11-14 at Waubun High school and July 18-22 at Mahnomen High School.

This program is sponsored by the Center for College Readiness at Minnesota State Technical College and Extension Service at the White Earth Tribal and Community College in Mahnomen, MN and 4-H of University of Minnesota.

The Tamarac Photo Contest recognizes outstanding amateur nature photography that showcases the wildlife, plant life, and natural beauty of the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Student work was entered in all categories regardless of age as well and in two newly added categories of “Youth: 12 years and younger” and “Youth: 13 to 17 Years Old”.

  • Plant Life

Third Place: Susan’s Eye, Alyssa Olson, 8th, Mahnomen High School

Clear Water and Leaf By Meya Rojas
  • Youth: 12 years and Old and Younger

First Place: Clear Water and Leaf, Meya Rojas, 7th grade, Waubun High School

Second Place: Things are Looking Up, Tessa Zima, 7th grade, Waubun High School

Third Place: Pearly Everlasting Fuzz,  Anna Donner, 7th grade, Waubun High School

  • Youth: 13-17 Years Old

Second Place: Susan’s Eye, Alyssa Olson, Mahnomen High School

Third Place: Just Hanging Out, Justine Haugo, Mahnomen High School

M.Rojas, T. Zima, and A. Donner


Honorable Mentions

Waubun High School: Zoe Allen, 6th grade, Anna Donner, 7th grade, and Reba Lego, 9th grade

Mahnomen High School: Wyatt Benedickson, 6th grade, Josie Defoe, 7th grade, and Alyssa Olson, 8th grade


November Workshops

Intro to Beading Monday, November 14th  6-8 pm.
Learn how to make beaded earrings from several different styles. Children ages 12 and up are welcome with an adult for the same cost of $12. Class is limited to 8 people. Sign up today! Instructor, Dennis Williams, belongs to the Pillager Band of Ojibwe and lives with his family on the White Earth Reservation in Mahnomen.  His interests include grass dancing, making beadwork/designing regalia for family and friends, playing basketball, and working with youth throughout Indian Country.
Intro to FermentationSaturday-November 19thfrom 9-3pm
Make your own Kimchi!
Kimchi is a generic name for a multitude of seasonal and regional varieties of pickled or fermented vegetable side dishes flavored with spices, and high in vitamins, minerals, and lactic acid. This class will be hands on experience into the process of Fermentation. Fermenting is a great way to preserve and boost nutrient density and is an easier way for the body to assimilate those nutrients. Class fee is $8 and is limited to 12 people.
Steve Dahlberg is an instructor and Director of Extension at White Earth Tribal and Community College. 
Both classes will be held at Wadiswan building (new campus) at White Earth Tribal and Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN
To register Call Becca at 218-935-0417 Ext 314 or email at