Students can learn digital camera and photography basics at The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve from 9 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 8.
Prize winning photographer Chrissy Smith will explain the functions and settings of a digital camera and how to use the light and your surroundings to make your pictures stand out. Students will take a short walk around the preserve to practice their new skills.
“This is one of the many Nature Ranger programs that will be offered at preserve in the coming months,” said Smith who
spearheaded development of the Ranger program. “Photography is just one more way for students to really experience the natural world around them.”
The Ranger program includes a Nature Ranger Club funded by the Friends of the Hassayampa. Students aged 7 to 12 can earn free Nature Ranger bags, binoculars, magnifying glasses, and other exciting tools for exploring nature by attending classes and participating in activities. Club membership is free.
The class and admission to the preserve are free for students. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are required. Call (928) 684-2772or email:email@example.com to make reservations or for more information.
The 730-acre Hassayampa River Preserve is located on Highway 60 three miles southeast of Wickenburg at milepost 114. It was created in 1987 to protect a rare desert cottonwood/willow streamside habitat that attracts more than 280 species of birds annually and supports diverse plant and animal communities.