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dagwaagin 2006 began thier study of Glaciers and Eskars by participated in a number of theatrical role playing games which demonstrated how glaciers move over the earth's surface. Camp visited the local eskars in Cloquet. Rock and clay chess sets were constructed as well as chess tournaments were played. Students experimented with the Earth's shifting tetonic plates. Visiting Scientists came up from the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics. Students also supported the FDL Ojibwe School's Drum as they played their drum in exchange for a percentage of the days sales to go to the school library. A brief stop was made at the Brookston PowWow.

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 dynamics

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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