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Bay City educator's movie project aims to benefit youths

BAY CITY--To the arsenal of measures taken in the interest of young people's well-being, add a modern-day art form.

That's the idea behind the latest project being undertaken by Linda Flanders of Taproot, Inc., in Bay City. Flanders has embarked on the development of a mobile media arts lab using community education in this area. It's intended to deter substance abuse among young people while teaching science, technology, engineering, art and math by incorporating movie-making.

"Our movies have always been in the realm of prevention," she said Thursday about past Taproot efforts' emphasis on combating substance abuse. "This applies them to education."

Read more in the print version of the Herald March 23.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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