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The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosted the 2010 Regional American Indian Science Fair on January 15, 2010. Over 35 displays were presented by students from Cloquet High School, Ojibwe School High School, AlBrook Elementary and High School, Tower High School, Grennway Middle and High School, Duluth Central, and the Adult Learning Center in Cloquet. Eight students were awarded ribbons and offered opportunity to present their work at the National American Indian Science Fair in Alburquerque in March. An additional Fourteen students were invited to present at the Minnesota Science Museum American Indian Science Day in March.

Special thanks to all of the community experts who judged the pressentations, Science teachers, community memebrs and parents who assisted students in their study as well as Holly Pellerin, Lowana Greensky and Leslie Bucar for their oversight anad direction. Additional commendation goes to the Univeristy of Minnesota's National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics for their continued support.

seasonal camps

Throughout the year students meet regulatrily to study the earth while reconnecting with friends and mentors. Students work on hand's-on projects in small groups and indiviually. Guest Scientist and Artists regularily visit camp to present their area of study.

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science fairs


fluid power

Regular participation in area Science Fairs Competitions are expected by all students in gida. Time is dedicated at camp to research and study indivual topics. Robotics and Fluid Dynamics study is integrated into camp, and science fair projects, as needed. gidakiimanaaniwigamig also suppots classroom and afte-school programs in Robotics and Fluid Dynamics.

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manoomin project

gidakiimanaaniwigamig high school students will be working with college interns and scientists from the Fond du Lac Natural Resources an University of Minnesota Limnilogical - LaCorre to study wild rice lakes on the Fond du Lac reservation. This is a five year study.

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