Youth nature photography workshop slated at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge


The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a free youth nature photography workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the refuge’s main office located at the Carty Unit.

The workshop is a collaborative effort between the refuge’s team to allow youth ages 10 to 18 to enjoy and learn about nature and wildlife, stated Britta Plumhoff, administrative support assistant with the refuge. Youth should either bring their own cameras or use their smartphones.

Those in attendance will learn photography basics from refuge ambassadors and Steigerwald Photography Group leaders Ken Pitts and Beth Marlin-Lichter. The event will also feature photographer Jon Pugmire.

The youth photographers will learn a number of things including what makes a photograph pleasing to view as well as interesting and putting their creative mind to work to produce a story-telling photograph and more.

The event will be taking place at 28908 N.W. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. For more information and to sign up, email