Digital Photography Bridge to Nature

FREE Nature Photography Teacher Workshops 

ducklings on a camera: Digital Photography Bridge to Nature

The first workshop was held at Blue Mounds State Park on July 10, 2010, featuring National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenberg - keynote presenter. The Luverne, Minnesota native led a group of more than 60 third through ninth-grade teachers from across the state in the first of 80 workshops over the next two years.  It is hoped that through these workshops, teachers can help to curb so-called Nature Deficit Disorder in today's youth.  

Digital Photography Bridge to Nature is a Minnesota DNR initiative, funded by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative -Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. 




Each four-hour workshop is standards-based, and is designed to provide training for approximately 12-20 staff members in a variety of subject areas.

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 how to enhance your curriculum, not add to it!


  • FREE access to digital cameras and field guides for your students
  • LEARN new ways to tie digital photography experiences to state education standards
  • LEARN how to use student digital photos with WEB 2.0 applications
  • Targeted for Grades 3-9
  • 4.0 Continuing Ed Units Provided
  • Trainers will come to your school site

avocetTo learn more, or to schedule a workshop for your school, contact:

Metro: Mary Spivey

Outstate: Steve Maanum





Funded by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by  the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesotas Resources, Watchable Wildlife and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program


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