PD Day Workshops

“I just wanted to let you know how much my son Owen loved the PD day camp. He hasn’t stopped talking about all the fun he had and things he learned. He has even taken more photos over the weekend! Thank you.”  ~ Diane


PD Day workshops are currently offered at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on June 1st,  and at the University of Guelph’s Arboretum on June 8th.

For Waterloo registration, visit the City of Waterloo’s registration page.

To register for a Guelph PD Day, please fill out our online registration form. Students must be at least 8 years old. The fee for the day at the Guelph Arboretum is $55 per student with a maximum of 20 students attending.  Payment can be made by Interac transfer to workshops@focusonnature.ca or credit card over the phone with me at 226-971-0701. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

The workshops at the Guelph Arboretum start promptly at 9:00am and will finish at 3:30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Early drop off and late pickup is available for $5 per half hour.

Cameras and laptops (for photo editing) will be provided or students may bring their own (no phones, tablets or chrome books) if they already know how to use them. Laptops should be loaded with Picasa 3 editing software which can be downloaded for free for Mac or Windows. If they don’t bring their own laptop, students should bring a memory stick to save their photos on.

Students should bring their own lunch, drink and snack, and dress for the weather. Let us know on the registration form if there are any allergy issues.

The PD Day workshop format will be similar to a Focus on Nature school workshop, consisting of a morning talk about nature photography; a morning photo safari through the Arboretum; lunchtime; photo editing; and slideshows of everyone’s “Top Shots”. Parents are welcome to attend the slideshows during the last hour of the workshop. Our PD Day workshops are an excellent opportunity for students to deepen their interest in photography as young nature explorers.

Thank you.
Simon Bell
Executive Director
Focus on Nature