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Photography workshop planned at Itasca

A teachers Digital Photography Bridge to Nature Workshop at Itasca State Park is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

Teachers and classroom volunteers, maybe some of you are currently using photography to document your nature studies in the classroom and maybe some of you have thought about it, but due to lack of photographic equipment, you have not been able to create photo lessons to enhance and complement your curriculum.

Check out Minnesota's new statewide project called, "The Digital Photography Bridge to Nature." This workshop will train educators in the use of digital cameras so they can use them as a teaching tool in any subject area.

The format covers the use of digital cameras, basic photo tips, a hands-on photo activity, reviewing and discussing the photos taken by staff during the photo activity, downloading and editing techniques, and student project ideas. We'll show you how to enhance your curriculum, not add to it.

This workshop is targeted for teachers and classroom volunteers for grades 3-9. Cost is free. Bring a sack lunch and your own camera and laptop if you want. Dress for going outside.

To register, contact, Connie at 218-699-7259 or Sandra at 218-699-7252 at Itasca State Park. Register early as space is limited to 20 participants. Please register by Friday, Oct. 8. Minimum of 12 persons needed to conduct workshop.