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South Ridge School held their Science Fair in January 2013. All 7th grade Science and afterschool STEAM students were required to participate. The 4th Grade class entered their worm composting study.. Additional participants from grades 7-12 either conducted their own study and/or mentored younger students throughout their study.

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 Lowana Greensky, director of American Indian Student Services, TJ Ray with South Ridge HS Science dept, and Jess Johnson, Peter Myre, Kris Dirksen, Kris Graves, Christina Anderson and Caryn Wood, elementary STEAM teachers for their oversight and direction. Additional commendation goes to the Univeristy of Minnesota's Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power 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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