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Nature Journal Writing Workshop Wednesdays “The Land That Raised Me”
February 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am PST
“Stories are everywhere, if we know how to look.”
–How to Teach Nature Journaling
This week’s session is inspired by the part of Braiding Sweetgrass where Robin Kimmerer writes that she once heard a Gwich’in environmental activist introduce himself simply as “a boy who was raised by a river….In a way, I was raised by strawberries.”
What lands, or aspects of the land, helped to “raise” us and make us who we are? And what if you didn’t live in a “natural” area or have a strong connection to nature growing up? We’ll explore all this on Wednesday.
In nature journaling, we use a mixture of words, pictures, and numbers. Join us for this new weekly workshop where we focus on WORDS. We’ll explore writing for different purposes: writing to observe, to think, to imagine, and to communicate.
Writing mechanics (spelling/grammar/etc.) are not important here, so don’t worry if that aspect of writing isn’t your strength. This workshop is about using words to unlock our creativity and our connection to nature. How can we use writing to blend our scientific curiosity with our experiences and emotions? How are we a part of the stories we observe?
We’ll examine the work of well-known nature writers and conservationists to get inspiration, but this is all about finding YOUR voice and what’s true for you.
Each workshop will feature an interactive activity and an opportunity to share your writing.
All ages and skill levels are welcome.
The program is free, but if you can afford to contribute I would appreciate your support. This allows me to continue to provide free and low-cost programs for the nature journal community. If not, please pass it on by doing a kind act in your community!
Suggested donation: $15 Donate Here
Your instructor: Rebecca Rolnick
Rebecca is passionate about helping to conserve biodiversity and connect people to nature.
To those ends, she graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a minor in Environmental Writing & Rhetoric. She was recently featured as Volunteer of the Month in her town for her work leading the “Young Naturalists” program of the CNY Izaak Walton League.
Rebecca currently teaches environmental education and nature journaling on Outschool and through her business, Forest School-to-You. Contact Rebecca here.
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