Our newest partner in The Foundation’s growing network of sponsors is Nikon Canada Inc. With their support we have been able to expand the national scope of the 2013 Summer Camp Bondar Challenge.
“The summer camp setting helps youth unplug for a few weeks and digital photography allows them to connect with nature in a meaningful way… We had a number of camps coast to coast where participants didn’t have access to digital cameras and Nikon’s support meant we could create a camera loan program. It made all the difference in reaching more than 4,000 youth this summer.”Dr. Roberta Bondar
This unique environmental photography program fuses photographic art with science. Capturing an image in a summer camp environment that relates to some aspect of biodiversity, participants interpret the artistic and scientific components of the photographs they have taken, challenging their imagination and creativity.
The Bondar Challenge creates an emotional bond between the natural world and the individual that will become part of the personal heritage of campers and leaders. It is a gateway to understanding, inquisitiveness and a desire to have a positive impact on our attitude and behaviours toward nature.
The Roberta Bondar Foundation thanks Mike Robertson and Nikon Canada for their leadership and support for youth who will make a difference to our future.