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Lemurs: Art and Conservation

February 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PST

Learn about lemur conservation and how to draw these amazing animals.

Join us for an exploration of the science and art of lemur conservation. Kate Thomson will share her experiences with lemur conservation and John Muir Laws will demonstrate techniques to draw Lemurs.

Katharine (Kate) Thompson is a PhD Candidate in Medical Anthropology at Stony Brook University, where she studies who hunts lemurs and why in Madagascar. Kate works with the villages surrounding Kirindy Mitea National Park, and documents the beliefs, needs and opinions of local people. By understanding the forces that drive communities to illegally hunt and consume wildlife – often poverty and food insecurity —  we can better create policy that supports both human and wildlife populations alike. Learn more.

Join John Muir Laws for weekly live nature Journaling workshops with tips, techniques, inspiration, teaching strategies, and interviews. Topics are usually announced in advance of the workshop. If special materials or class-specific downloads are available, you can find them here in the class description before the class. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Suggested donation: $20. Your donation helps support me and my family. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and it makes an immediate difference in my ability to continue to offer these programs. Your donation is tax-deductible. Click here to donate. If you are not able to donate at this time, no problem–please continue to enjoy the classes and find another way to pay it forward in your community with acts of kindness and service. Thank you!

If you are new to Zoom or are having trouble with the meeting controls, please see these notes and suggestions on Zoom Tips for Online Classes with John Muir Laws to help you get more out of the online workshop. When possible I will also make a recording of the workshop and post it on my blog. I look forward to seeing you there!


  • Your Journal and favorite drawing materials. Taking notes while you watch and participate will help you remember the new techniques and incorporate them into your journaling.
  • Your sense of humor!
$20 Suggested Donation

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