Nature Journal Educator’s Forum: Online Nature Journal Learning

Zoom Meeting CA

What is working and what is not? Let's share challenges and ideas about how to best teach journaling in our online classrooms. Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, and other educators interested in teaching nature journaling skills. Each meeting will have a theme. Most Read More

Botanical Illustration 3: Foreshortening Disk-shaped Flowers

Zoom Meeting CA

Many species of flowers have a simple disk shape with 3,4,5,6 or many petals. Learn how to plot the spacing of the petals for each of these types had how to draw the flower from above or from an angle. When you draw the flower from an angle the petals become foreshortened in surprising ways. Read More

Nature Journal Educator’s Forum: Mindset

Zoom Meeting CA

How do we encourage the habits of mind that will help students engage with nature journaling, push themselves to go deeper, think critically, and become lifelong learners? Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, and other educators interested in teaching nature journaling skills. Each meeting Read More

Snow Leopards: Conservation & Art

Zoom Meeting CA

  John Muir Laws will lead this enjoyable and educational drawing class, co-hosted by Marcia Sivek of BeProvided Conservation Radio and the Snow Leopard Conservancy team. While receiving instruction on how to draw this magnificent cat, learn about snow leopards and the conservation efforts of the Snow Leopard Conservancy. This activity is for everyone – Read More

How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal: A 2-part class in partnership with Audubon

CA, United States

How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal Why is it so challenging to learn and remember the plumage, songs, and details of the lives of birds? What if there were simple tricks to help you observe birds more deeply and remember your experiences more vividly? How can you get more out of every Read More

Nature Journal Educator’s Forum: Family Journaling

Zoom Meeting CA

  What works to get your family to journal together? How can you make keeping a nature journal a part of your family routines? How can parents role model the behaviors they wish to see in their children? Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, Read More

Botanical Illustration 4: Foreshortening Cone Shaped Flowers

Zoom Meeting CA

Join John Muir Laws as he investigates how to draw and foreshorten cone-shaped flowers. Most flowers do not hold the petals in a flat plane. You will find the petals slightly to significantly inclined in a cone. This changes the way the flower is foreshortened. Learn the principles behind drawing flowers with these angles. Print Read More

How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal: A 2-part class in partnership with Audubon

CA, United States

How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal Why is it so challenging to learn and remember the plumage, songs, and details of the lives of birds? What if there were simple tricks to help you observe birds more deeply and remember your experiences more vividly? How can you get more out of every Read More

Nature Journal Educator’s Forum: Classroom Culture and Peer to Peer Sharing

Zoom Meeting CA

How can you create a classroom community that encourages inquiry, journaling, and peer to peer discourse and sharing? How do you establish these values, what happens when you do? Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, and other educators interested in teaching nature journaling skills. Read More

Botanical Illustration 5: Curling and twisting petals and leaves

Zoom Meeting CA

Now that we understand the basics of foreshortening flowers and flat leaves, we turn our attention to individual petals with natural and organic curves and twists. You may see the top and the bottom of a curved petal. Bring a thick clear plastic bag (such as a ziplock storage bag) scissors a permanent sharpie pen Read More