OBJECTIVE: to explore and make a record of your trip through digital media.
TIME: this activity could take place throughout the day with follow-up time in the classroom.
YOU WILL NEED: a digital camera (extra memory and extra battery power); a computer with an editing software package.
Before the activity
Ensure that you know how to use the digital camera and software before you take it on-site and how to change the batteries whilst out of the classroom. Digital cameras use a lot of battery power and memory. You want it to last all day and give everyone a chance to take photographs.
The camera is a wonderful tool to help you look closely at the environment. Young people have a natural sense of composition and should be allowed to snap happily to gain confidence in the use of the camera. The cameras should be shared throughout the day.
After the activity
Your camera should have a picture transfer system to download onto your computer. Only a simple editing package is needed to make a collage.
- A collage diary of the day with text captions
- A power-point presentation of your visit
- A simple website of the reserve