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niibin 2006 spent much of the time on Plot Studies at Deadfish. Student groups chose plots, measured and roped them off, and recorded changes in their areas over ten days. They collected data on things such as temperature, moisture, wild life and bugs. Students also explored the possibilities through 3D images (digital photogrraphy) with Scientists from the Science Museum of Minnesota. National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) provided Scientists who worked with student groups to better understand how our watershed works using watershed tables models.

Fond du Lac's Natural Resources introduced students to the many areas of study being conducted by the local Scientists on the Fond du Lac Reservation including water quality, renewable energy (wind and solar), GPS navication systems, and fish shocking.Student groups created a Science Fair board descibing their findings from the Plot Studies and presented them at the Summer Science Fair held at the Ojibway School. Students participated in the area Riverwatch Program which studied the helath of the St. Louis River.

A number os Field Trips were offered throughout the week including traveling to the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, and Bayfield, WI - Madeline Island, the former home of the Ojibway Nation, to Chief Buffalo's Grave, and the old Chippewa cemetery. There we swam in Lake Superior. Our camp ended at Jellystone WaterPark in Wisconsin.