Explore Nature and Tell Your Story

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Date(s) - 06/01/2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dickinson County Nature Center


Explorer, photographer, sailor — David Thoreson has had adventures all around the world, but he always ends up back home.

Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Thoreson learned to sail and loved the waters of the Iowa Great Lakes as a boy. Images on display May-June in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji will show his passion for the environment around northwest Iowa and throughout the world.

He will also teach people how to create their own visual stories during his class 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The Explore Nature and Tell Your Story class will combine aspects of visualization, photographic composition and storytelling.

Students high-school age or older should have a basic understanding of photography. Participants should bring a camera — anything from a smartphone to a DSLR and lenses — as well as a tablet or laptop with power cords to work on a digital presentation. Some knowledge of Powerpoint or Keynote will also be helpful for registrants.

The class costs $50 and has a minimum of six students to be held and a maximum of 15 students. Registration is available at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com/event-registration. Participants also may drop off their class payments, made out to David Thoreson, during nature center open hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Memorial Day weekend) or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (starting Memorial Day weekend).

For more information on Thoreson, including information on his book “Over the Horizon,” visit davidthoreson.com.

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