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How to Teach Nature Journaling Educator’s Workshop with John Muir Laws

August 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT

How to Teach Nature Journaling Educator’s Workshop with John Muir Laws

Co-Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

and John Muir Laws

Dates and times for this FREE three-part workshop:

Tuesday, August 25, 7–8 p.m. PT
Thursday, August 27, 7–8 p.m. PT
Saturday, August 29, 9:30–10:30 a.m. PT

NOTE: This class is FULL, but we will record and share this workshop for free after the event on John Muir Laws’ Blog by Sept 10 or sooner.

Join us for a FREE live online 3-part workshop on how to teach nature journaling with scientist, artist, and educator John Muir Laws, author of the Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, and the new book, How to Teach Nature Journaling (co-authored with Emilie Lygren). This workshop is appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, homeschool parents, and informal educators. Because it is online, it is open to educators around the world.

Nature journaling is a powerful set of skills that integrate science, language arts, math, and critical thinking, and this practice offers children the essential opportunity to unplug, go outside, and connect with the natural world.

We will explore techniques and best practices to teach these skills both in a live classroom and online. We will also share strategies to connect journaling with the Next Generation Science Standards and utilize it to develop a growth mindset.


Attendees may want to download a free PDF of How to Teach Nature Journaling or purchase it here: https://johnmuirlaws.com/product/how-to-teach-nature-journaling/

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is offered for free.

We invite you to make a donation to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Please write Teacher Workshop in the comment field) here: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/join-give/ways-to-give/give

We also invite you to donate to John Muir Laws to support this workshop:

REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3exWjrNhPM9UybH1Hvl0H8aIQftTy3AJWv3yBm8Z1xFzGyQ/viewform?plankton=

About John Muir Laws
John (Jack) Muir Laws is a 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. His most recent book, How to Teach Nature Journaling (co-authored with Emilie Lygren), is the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. Field-tested by more than one hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards—and, just as importantly, that will show children and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley; a Masters of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and a Certificate in Science Communication from UC Santa Cruz. His work has been nationally recognized. He is a research associate of the California Academy of Sciences. He was given the 2020 Bay Nature Local Hero award for his work in environmental education. In 2009, he received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in Environmental Education. He is a 2010 TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow with the National Audubon Society. He was the 2011 artist for International Migratory Bird Day. In 2011 he was the Educator of the Year for the California Institute for Biodiversity. He was the 2013 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree, Committee for Green Foothills. And he was the 2010 Outstanding Learning Disabled Achiever. Honored by the Lab School of Washington D.C., in recognition for his contributions and achievements and as an example for children with learning disabilities.

Jack has written and illustrated several other books including The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (2016), The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: a Hiker’s Guide (2004), and The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007). He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his “Naturalists Notebook” column.

For more information and many free resources, including hundreds of hours of video tutorials, visit https://johnmuirlaws.com/


August 29, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:


Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592
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