“Fall, Winter, & Spring on North Haven Island,” a photographic exhibition by SHOUT After School (grades 5 through 8) participants, is on view through June 26 at Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street.

This year, the North Haven Arts & Enrichment SHOUT After School program was sponsored by the North Haven Conservation Partners. As a result, the focus of the program shifted from technology to nature and the immediate environment. Students spent time with Kirk Gentalen, a Vinalhaven resident sponsored by the Maine Heritage Coast Trust, pond scooping in the fall; looking for owl pellets in the spring; and going on adventures. They made leaf print ornaments with Silvia Carrier, examined nature photography and exploring various places on the island.

As each season on North Haven changed, students, along with Programs Director Rachael Garbowski, headed outdoors to capture the three seasons of SHOUT on digital cameras. Students were encouraged to notice patterns, textures, symmetry and lines — not only the elements to look for in photographic composition, but also all elements commonly found in nature. By spring, many students had found their own style of taking pictures and enjoyed taking them more. Some of the students helped with editing the photos to their liking and also with the matting process.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.