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To those in the know, even a stone by the side of a hiking trail can tell you quite a lot about its origins - and those origins trace back remarkably far. In this course, you'll learn all about rock-forming minerals; the rock cycle; and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. You'll also take your knowledge into the field to study local geography and collect a variety of ancient stones, including 1.4-billion-year-old Belt quartzite, 50-million-year-old Challis porphyritic volcanics, and 6-million-year-old Columbia River basalt!
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Students will carpool to secondary locations. All students must sign a field trip liability waiver before the start of class in order to attend. Upon enrollment, a link to the waiver will be included in the order confirmation email.
Smartphone photo quality is well beyond the capacity of your childhood Brownie film camera. Join this class to learn how to use your iPhone or Android smartphone to "see" interesting photo opportunities and discover your phone's simple but marvelous editing tools. The class will include PowerPoint presentations, field work, and sharing.
Anyone can develop and produce videos by using the common programs already on their desktop computer, tablet, or phone! Create and publish your own art, photos, stories, and presentations in videos that are easily shared by social media, email, print, or even included as a code in written correspondence. Sharing our stories in current formats opens the door for more people to enjoy our families, communities, art, and history.
By the end of class, you'll have completed a short video that is ready to publish on YouTube, along with the practice and know-how to create your own longer stories. Share your videos with family and friends or publish on your own YouTube channel.
You are welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet for use during class. Your computer only needs to have basic programs: PC - PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Office programs; or MAC - Keynote, Pages, or Microsoft Office for Mac.
This class will take place in a computer lab, so a laptop is not required. If you do not bring a laptop, be sure to bring a USB/flash drive to save your work on.
You will need to be able to access YouTube.
You will supply your own photos and materials to create your video (content, stories, recipes, photos, videos).