Speaker: Unique Photography Program
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Unique Photography Program Featured in April Presentation of the Riverway Speaker Series
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: The fourth presentation of the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series will focus on the impact of a program that uses nature photography as a healing tool for at-risk teens. Join the National Park Service on Saturday, April 13, for a talk and exhibit about the "In a New Light" program in America's national parks.
Note that this is a date change from the original schedule.
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.
The "In a New Light" program at Northwest Passage, a residential mental health treatment facility based in Frederic, Wisconsin, empowers troubled teens to engage in photographic journeys of self-expression to catalyze life-long transformative experiences. In 2011 and 2012, youth embarked on tours of Badlands, Isle Royale, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain National Parks, as well as Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, while the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway continues to serve as the home base for the project. Hear powerful stories of healing, renewal, and redemption while viewing the stunning beauty of these places as captured by the "In a New Light" photographers.Discuss nature's role in healing, not just for troubled teens, but for all of us.
Ben Thwaits is the expressive arts coordinator for Northwest Passage and the founder of the "In a New Light" program.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.
In addition to the presentation, the "National Parks In a New Light" exhibit will be on display in the visitor center. The exhibit opens on April 12 and runs through June 28.
Save the Date for the final presentation of the 2013 Speaker Series:
May 4 at 10:00 a.m.Migration - Beyond the Bottom of the Page
The 2013 Riverway Speaker Series is supported by the St. Croix River Fund. For information on the River Fund, visit http://stcroixriverassociation.org/ways-to-give/river-fund/.
Did You Know?
Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.