White Earth Provides Photo Camps for AreaNov 15th, 2010 | By tcj | Category: 22-2: Crossing Borders, Winter 2010, Tribal College News
Twenty-nine middle school students participated in the Nature of Technology Camps. The camps were sponsored by the Extension Office of the White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN), Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Detroit Lakes, MN) and the University of Minnesota- 4-H.
The camps were July 12-15 at Waubun High School and July 19-22 at Mahnomen High School. Students received intensive training in Nature Photography and an introduction to GPS. They also took a day trip to the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.
Students also learned about digiscoping (using a digital camera that is paired with a telescope) and how to use an on-line editing and enhancing program called Picasa. After learning the basics of creating a photography show, the students celebrated their work with staff and family in a closing photography show.
Steve Dahlberg directs the WETCC Extension Office. Rebecca Dallinger was the camp coordinator and photographer.
For more information, visit www. wetccextension.org.