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Photography Symposium


It comes as no surprise that Beltrá has been honored by many for his work-including His Royal Highness Prince Charles, ABC News Network and Sony. In fact, Beltrá's work so impressed Prince Charles that he selected Beltrá as the photographer for his own conservation publications. "Photographic images can tell a compelling story about the truth," says Prince Charles.

Who has not seen and been affected by Beltrá's award-winning images? The polar bear leaping from one small ice floe to another, smoke thick as storm clouds rising through rainforest canopy from the slash-and-burning below, or British Petroleum oil unfurling into the jade-colored water in the Gulf of Mexico. "Prevention is more important than cleaning up," says Beltrá.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is honored to bring this renowned and in-much-demand photographer to present his images and story during a symposium on Saturday, June 11th. This event is sponsored by National Camera Exchange and Tamron USA.

In addition to Daniel Beltrá, participants will hear from award-winning photographer, ecologist, and interdisciplinary educator Molly Steinwald. Associate director of science education at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Steinwald uses the camera to connect youth and adults to nature and heighten its important role in our lives.

Adding insight and moderating the question-and-answer session will be Jane Kirtley of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  

 Photographers will gain an understanding of how to frame and consider a subject for the greatest impact and story, and have the opportunity to try out the latest in cameras and equipment from Tamron Lenses and National Camera. Teachers and parents will learn how to use the camera as a tool with children to help them gain skills and a deeper, more caring understanding of their natural environment.

Environmental and conservation advocates will learn how to better present a message that is compelling and motivating. Everyone will have a rare opportunity
to interact with internationally renowned, award-winning photographers.

Coffee, lunch and full-day admission to the Arboretum are included in the ticket price. Bring your camera!

 Registration: 952-443-1422 or www.arboretum.umn.edu/photosymposium2011.aspx
$40 member / $50 non-member. Lunch included.

More information: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/photosymposium2011.aspx.




More Happenings continued

--Treat the kids to free (with admission) fun with Storytime at the Andersen Horticultural Library, Thursdays at 10:30; and Weekend Family Fun, Saturdays and Sundays, at the Learning Center. In June, it's Root Roast, noon to 4 p.m. at the Learning Center. Bake a delicious roasted root snack in the Harvest Kitchen. View roots up close through our Scope-on-a-Rope and peek through root viewers. 

--There's still time to sign up the kids for Peapods for Preschoolers, Summer Day Camps and more: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/kidclasses.aspx

--Take time for tea: Wednesday, June 8. http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/Teatime.aspx

--Take in artwork, indoors and out: "Steelroots: Touch Earth & Sky" (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/Steelroots.aspx); the Society of Minnesota Sculptors "The Nature of Art" Exhibit (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/natureofart.aspx); and "Here Comes the Sun" in the Reedy Gallery (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/herecomesthesun.aspx).

 --Sign up for popular Minnesota garden writer Bonnie Blodgett's presentation, "Remembering Smell: Fragrance in the Garden," Thursday, June 23, 6 to 9 p.m., MacMillan Auditorium. Enjoy a wine reception, buffet dinner, presentation and book signing: $ 25, Friends of AHL members; $35, others. Register at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/library.aspx  or make check payable to Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library.  Call the Library at (952) 443-1405 for details.


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