Thursday, July 29, 2010

Digital Bridge to Nature Program

Jim recently participated in the launch of the Digital Photography Bridge to Nature program in Luverne, Minnesota.  Jim, along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nongame program wildlife supervisor Carrol Henderson, led a group of more than 60 third- through ninth-grade teachers from across Minnesota through Touch the Sky Prairie for the first of what is hoped to be 80 state-wide workshops in the next two years.  The goal of the program is to get students interested in nature through the use of photography and to curb the so-called Nature Deficit Disorder so many of today's youths have.

While walking through Touch the Sky Prairie, three more Prairie Fringed Orchids were discovered for a total of ten plants on the prairie.  For more information about the Prairie Fringed Orchids on Touch the Sky Prairie, please visit the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation blog


  1. What an excellent idea, to get our youth interested in nature by linking it to modern technology, namely digital photography. I hope like me, a southwestern Minnesota native, that young people come to appreciate the beauty of the endless skies and wide open spaces that define the prairie.

  2. For one reason or another, I can’t see all of this content, stuff keeps hiding? Are you utilising something crazy?


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