Focus on Nature brings trained volunteers and photographers into classrooms to engage students in creative workshops, hands-on nature and photography activities, and editing and feedback sessions.
We deliver one-day workshops for grades 4 – 8 classes at a subsidized rate thanks to government, business, and community support. Our teams of 4 – 6 staff and volunteers bring all of the equipment required to make your Focus on Nature workshop an incredible learning experience.
Please call or email with any questions or inquiries: Simon Bell, Director (226-971-0701) or email@example.com.
Our “One-day Workshop” is an energizing one, with the focus on teaching photography skills in a dynamic, interactive format, and giving students the opportunity to practice what they have learned outside in nearby parks and school grounds.
The following activities are available with our One-Day program:
• An interactive workshop/slideshow covering the elements and principles of design, with an emphasis on using visual language to create and describe photographs
• “Visual Windows”, an observation/active seeing activity
• Nature awareness and sensory activities
• Historic and alternative photography activities (e.g. Sunprints and 3D photography)
• A 1 to 1.5 hour walking photography field trip, including a hunt for the 7 elements of design in nature
• Downloading, editing and critical analysis of photographs
• A class slideshow, and sharing and reflection time
- Children will have breaks integrated into the program throughout the day, but time will not permit students to take regular recess breaks.
- Volunteers are trained in program delivery by photographer Trina Koster, and all teaching resources and equipment are provided.