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Nature Journaling for Ecological Re-STORY-ation

Recurring Event Event Series (See All)

November 21 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm PST

“It’s not just the land that is broken, but more importantly, our relationship to land…we can’t meaningfully proceed with healing, with restoration, without “re-story-ation.” In other words, our relationship with land cannot heal until we hear its stories. But who will tell them?”
-Robin Kimmerer

Class Schedule:
Choose Mondays 12:00pm EST OR Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST
6 weeks, starts November 7

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All sales are final in order to preserve the feeling of a cohesive community in a small-group setting. Each class will be limited to 8 people. If you have questions, or you’re not sure this class is the right fit for you, send me an email at: ​forestschooltoyou@gmail.com


“One of my all-time favorite classes! Everybody should be taking this class! It’ll make you think a lot deeper about the land, it’ll make you look deeper into layers, now and in the future. Rebecca is an incredible teacher and everybody should be taking classes from her. It’s the sort of class that does not end after the class ends. It’s the sort of class that you’re going to be thinking about. It makes you inhabit a physical space very differently when you’re looking at it from a story perspective. I know stories are fun, but I was surprised by the sheer joy.…I feel more creative again, instead of holding back. It’s helped me to calm down a lot more, and be a much better listener to nature: being ABLE to sit down and listen, to relax.”
-Yvea, host of “Pencil Miles and Chill.”

“You should absolutely do it if you have even the tiniest inkling or interest in doing it. It’s going to advance your nature journaling experience, or even if you’re not a nature journaler it’s just going to open up your connection with nature in a new way that’s really worth exploring. So I would highly encourage anyone considering it to do it.”

“I was so convinced when I was young that I was not creative at all. Now this is my second chance to express myself. Beginner’s mind. It’s giving me a lot of joy. Even though I have a lot on my plate, I’m very grateful that I took the time to take this class. I used to think only with a professional camera you could see things, there was nothing I could see with my naked eye. But now I know, I DO have an eye, I have an EAR, I can hear the birds… The difference is I am just more in tune with nature. And the trees! It doesn’t have to be so complicated….going out and seeing what’s new. So I sure enough found a new species, or something I didn’t know the day before. The difference is I just feel more alive!”
-Mary L.

“Go for it! It’s a lot of fun. You’ll find a cohort and community of people who really care about nature and have a safe place to really share your stories. Rebecca does a great job of creating a welcoming atmosphere and has a lot of really good storytelling techniques and methods for sharing our stories with others. I would totally recommend this class.”

Meet Your Teacher

Hi, I’m Rebecca Rolnick! I’ll be your mentor and guide on this journey of reconnection and belonging.  I’m a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator. My mission is to conserve biodiversity and connect people to nature. I live in upstate New York and hold a B.S. in Conservation Biology with a minor in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. As a National Geographic Certified Educator, I am passionate about helping students develop a sense of curiosity and wonder, critical thinking skills, and environmental literacy through place-based learning. I’m also a judge for the Field Notebook module in the American Birding Association’s “Young Birder of the Year” program. 


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