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Tuesday September 22 2015 13 students and adults alike practiced tradi- tional harvesting learned about the local environment and navigated their way around the park using canoes compases and GPS systems. They also practiced their photography skills shooting elements of nature and de- scribing what they found. The pieces were submitted to astronaut Roberta Bondars annual photography challenge a contest which encourages kids and adults alike to learn about biodiversity by looking through their camera lens. In addition to all of the learning activi- ties the camp is a chance for teachers and students to bond and interact with elders and Canada Parks staff from the community. The event drew national attention this year with a feature about the 2014 excursion in Canadian Geographics September issue. Sweetgrass Station PhotoscourtesyofPWKHighSchool Grade 7 students Devyn Dievert left and Grace Gauthier take a break from the urry of activities to enjoy their natural surroundings. Elders Henry and Eileen Beaver have helped run events at the Sweetgrass culture camp over the last few years. They announced that after this year they would be retiring from the gig. Parent volunteer Jeff Dixon shows Devyn Dievert how to handle a chainsaw.and Grade 8 students celebrate their arrival at Sweetgrass Station.