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Audubon Meeting Will Look at Nature-Photography Camp

Audubon Meeting Will Look at Nature-Photography Camp

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's March meeting will feature a presentation about an innovative approach to getting teenagers more involved in nature-a digital nature-photography camp held each summer at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown.
The speaker will be Matt Poole, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who has coordinated the camp since its inception in 2006.
The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center on Shepherd Grade Road, just north of Shepherdstown. It will be held in the small auditorium (Room 151) of the Center's Instructional West Building.
The program is free and anyone is welcome to attend.
The photography camp is a joint project of the Fish and Wildlife Service and Potomac Valley Audubon, and it has also received major support from Nikon Inc.'s "Spirit Initiative" community involvement program.
It includes four days of field and lab training at the NCTC facility and field trips to other locations.
Enrollment is kept low, so those who participate will receive very intensive, hands-on instruction.
NCTC views the camp as an important, new educational model for fostering greater appreciation for nature and conservation among young people, and is encouraging other Fish and Wildlife Service facilities and conservation education organizations around the nation to replicate it.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization and a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Combined Federal Campaign.

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