In July I had the privilege to be embedded with summer campers and their counselors at University of Minnesota Mississippi River Water Journey Camp.
The assignment: capture highlights of two weeks of camp spent tracing the journey of water to and from the Mississippi River.
We traversed the Twin Cities and met professionals that shared their knowledge about our water in St. Paul. Water from the sky, and drinking water from the tap.
An innovative environmental education camp, the children were handed digital cameras to document their experience and the photos became part of an exhibit they shared with their parents and the general public at the end of the week. The children’s photos are extraordinary. Equally extraordinary was my experience with them.
Principal Investigator: Beth Mercer-Taylor, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Lead Researcher & Concept Design: Jonee Kulman Brigham, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, Creator, Earth Systems Journey Model
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
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