Attention and Curiosity with John Muir Laws and Fiona Gillogly (video)

On Feb 21, 2020, I gave a lecture at the Gateway Museum, Chico CA on attention and curiosity and the art and science of Nature Journaling. A highlight of the evening was a conversation with 16-year-old nature journaler Fiona Gillogly. Special thanks to Taz, coordinator of the Chico Nature Journal Club for this video.

John Muir Laws at the 2019 Wild Wonder Conference

John Muir Laws, aka Jack, is an award-winning scientist, educator, and author, who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. His work intersects science, art, and mindfulness. Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes

Fiona Gillogly at the 2019 Wild Wonder Conference (video)

Fiona Gillogly, age 16, is an avid artist, birder, nature journaler, writer, and a passionate advocate for nature. On her 13th birthday, Fiona met John Muir Laws and discovered nature journaling, and that moment changed her life. She has since created more than 1,600 nature journal pages. Fiona loves to be in nature, look for

Abby McBride at the WildWonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Abby McBride is a self-described sketch biologist, meaning she explores the world with a sketchbook to look for insight into the past, present, and future of landscapes and living things. She writes and illustrates multimedia stories about biology, ecology, and conservation. At the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, she shared how she used sketching to tell

Clare Walker Leslie at Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Clare Walker Leslie has kept a nature journal for more than 40 years and she is the author of more than 12 books, including Keeping a Nature Journal and The Nature Connection. In this video from the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, John Muir Laws introduces Clare as one of his most important mentors,

Amy Tan at Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and other novels is also an avid nature journaler. At the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019, she read the preface she wrote for the new book, How to Teach Nature Journaling, by John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren (Heyday Books, 2020). Videography sponsored by

Level up your Nature Journal (video)

How do you get more out of your nature journal? It starts with observation and wonder, then moves onto the page with words pictures and numbers. But then opens up into an exciting and creative range of possibilities. In this class, we will broaden your horizons of what you can do on a journal page,

The Nature Journal Challenge

Guest post by Amy Schleser Every time I look at Jack’s books or another person’s journal, I see things I want to try out. The only problem is that I tend to forget the awesome ideas I’ve seen when I start to journal! I just go back to using my same old strategies.  So, introducing “The