Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is a semester based boarding school called Conserve School. Students from all over the country come for one semester (usually part of their junior year).
Conserve School is for students who have demonstrated a genuine interest in the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students’ love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
One of the many cool things about this school are all of the campus dogs. Listed on their website are the canine biographies, and the founder of the school insisted that they be part of the student’s experience when they studied there.
My friends from Bayfield – Jeff and Jill Rennicke – live and work at the school. When they asked me to come speak and teach a lesson on dog photography – I, of course, said yes! I think I may have been a little bit excited for the opportunity to teach a group of extremely excited high schoolers about my favorite subject :).
My favorite (non photography) question: “What’s with the boots?”. I forget, sometimes, that my mukluks are not every day footwear anywhere but way up north. Ha! You can see some of the students and their images on the Conserve School Facebook page here: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson visits Conserve School.
A HUGE thank you to all of the students for having me – I can’t wait to see more of your work!
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