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Bay Area Field Journaling Workshop for Teachers
June 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am - June 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm PDT$30
Learn how to become a keen observer of the wild places in your neighborhood and help students unlock a love for the natural world in the process.
Join naturalists and educators Emilie Lygren and John Muir "Jack" Laws as they show you how to actively observe and ask scientific questions about the natural world through sketching and creative writing exercises. This mix of art, science, and language arts as well as Emilie & Jack's unique teaching styles will give you the confidence and skills necessary to guide your students through journaling activities in your schoolyard and beyond.
While creating your own field journal, participants will also visit three different ubran wilderness locations in the East Bay and San Francisco; deepen their observational skills; learn how to accurately sketch what they see; and discuss ways to constructively critique students' work. By the end of these three days, teachers will have the skills necessary to integrate journaling and creative writing activities into their science curriculum. All resources presented at this workshop are aligned with California science and language arts standards for grades 2-6. Academic credit is available through CSU East Bay. Participants will also receive the Opening the World Through Nature Journaling teacher guide.