On July 29th, six middle school students and their teacher from the Shader Croft School in Shelburne visited RACC researchers at Saint Michael's College. The Shader Croft program is a summer literacy program for young adolescents. This free choice learning program allows the students to identify a personal interest and embark on student generated, student organized and student led trips throughout the summer.
One young student, Zach, identified an interest in photographing insects and wanted to learn more about macrophotography from RACC researchers Dr. Declan McCabe and Katie Chang. The class visited campus to learn more about macroinvetebrates, techniques for taking digital photographs, and got to see some really neat bugs under the microscope!
Read more about Zach's experience at Saint Michael's College here:
- Day 18: Saint Mike’s College
My favorite trip at Shader Croft was my photography trip to Saint Mike’s College. I liked my trip because I am interested in science, art and, photography. On my trip all of these things were included. For instance I learned more about science just by taking photos. I got to take photos of insects. I got to see them up close and clearly. I saw interesting new things like the fangs on a spider that I couldn’t see with my bare eyes. Not only did I see scientific things, but I also somehow made art out of the photos. In conclusion photography is fun and it can become science and art. -Zach