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gidakiimanaaniwigamig is committed to working with American Indian students as they work towards their high school graduation and prepare for their post-secondary education in the areas of Science, Engineering, Arts, Technology and Math (STEAM). The University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory's Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED), LacCore: the National Lacustrine Core Facility and the Center for Compact and Effiecient Fluid Power and (CCEFP) have generously sponsored this ongoing program through professional and financial support of Seasonal camps, Science Fairs, and robotic and fluid dynamic robotic competitions.

gidakiimanaaniwigamig is commited to training teachers successful classroom strageies that integrate STEAM into their classrooms across curriculems. Progressive models and standards outlined in the Atlas of Science Literacy (AAAS) and organizations such as the American Indian Science and Engineering (AISES) continue to educate and provide affective stategies.

This relationship between the University of Minnesota and gidakiimanaaniwigamig continues to grow and develop as new areas of study and opportunities become available. Students attending gidakiimanaaniwigamig come from Brookston, Carlton, Cass Lake, Cloquet, Duluth, Fond du Lac reservation, Greenway, Leech Lake Reservation, Minneapolis, Saginaw,Tower, Walker and Wrenshall.

For more information contact Holly Pellerin at pell0078@umn.edu or call 218-879-0757

seasonal camps

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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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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.

manoomin project

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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.