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Sarah Bailey, Photography
This session focuses on using photography to get students outside and learning about the place where they live. Time in the field spent photographing life on the prairie will not only teach students photography techniques and skills, it will translate to an interest in learning what makes prairie ecosystems unique and will foster an appreciation for nature where they live. Sarah Bailey lives and works in Aurora, NE as the greenhouse manager and educator for Prairie Plains Resource Institute, a non-profit educational land trust.
Diane Scully, Curriculum Facilitator: Diane Scully is an art teacher in the Columbia Heights Public Schools in Minnesota. She serves on the NAEA Research Commission and is also on the National Art Education Foundation Board of Directors.
Joanne Langabee (Friday), Naturalist: Joanne Langabee has always enjoyed nature. At the age of 8 she had a vegetable garden, selling the produce to friends that lived in town. She taught science for 32 years. Upon retirement she started volunteering at Lauritzen gardens where she leads tours and works in the green house.
Lisa Brown-Olsen (Saturday), Naturalist: Lisa is an artist who loves the outdoors. Every year she is part of the core teams for the S.O.A.R and Flying Higher camps at Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon, NE helping young people discover the wonder of the world around them along the Platte River. Brown-Olsen’s primary medium is post-consumer mosaics, made completely of her own tiles from recycled and natural fiber materials such as brown paper bags, cereal boxes and banana leaf paper. Lisa has been a Spanish teacher for more than 20 years.
Submit a presentation by August 20th. With this year's emphasis on a flipped workshop experience, member presentations will be delivered in the format of a poster presentation. We are asking members to create a tri-fold display available for viewing throughout the conference. We also ask that you visit with participants at least one of three poster viewing sessions - your choice.