Two student films recently received NW Regional Emmy High School Awards of Excellence. The films, We Know Where We Come From, and Connecting the Conservation Corps were each created during the Summer 2011 Documentary Explorers Camps. We Know Where We Come From, made by Brooke, Lindsey, and Caelan in partnership with Lewis & Clark National Park, tells the story of the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes’ of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Creation Myth through the use of shadow puppets. Connecting the Conservation Corps, made by Jacob & Colin, with help from Wyley & Manna in partnership with OMSI, tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps (the CCC), which was a public work relief program during the Great Depression that provided jobs for 2.5 million young men related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands. High fives to the kids and their advisors for receiving this great honor!
This marks the third Emmy for Documentary Explorers Camp. With the mentorship of award-winning documentary filmmakers and experienced science instructors, the camp is held annually to teach students documentary filmmaking as a tool for experiencing, exploring, understanding, and appreciating the natural scientific world. NW Documentary and OMSI are currently in the Redwoods for the seventh annual Documentary Explorers Camp.