International NJ Week Key Concepts

Last week was International Nature Journaling Week and it was all about "Back to Basic". Join us as we discuss & recap key concepts that can be added to our own practice! Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home school parents, and other educators interested in teaching Read More

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NJEF WELCOME BACK JACK!

Join us we welcome Jack back from his amazing adventures this summer and hear all about his Nature Journaling experience. 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 of the Read More

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Drawing the birds of Argentina

Join John Muir Laws and special guest Gael Calvis as we learn about and draw some of the amazing birds of Gael's home country:the Rufus Hornoro (national bird of Argentena), Swainson's Hawk (a migrant between the United States and Argentina, and the Many-colored Rush-tyrant (a crazy beautiful bird). All ages and experience levels are welcome. Read More

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NJEF – Strength-based Learning with Rebecca Rolnick

In the nature journal community, we love to use our "Growth Mindset" so we can get better at things we're not good at (yet). But another approach to skill development is "Strength-based Learning," which has a focus on identifying and cultivating students' core competencies. At first glance, these two approaches seem to be at odds Read More

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Understanding and Drawing Birds in Flight

Learn about the mechanics of flight and how to draw birds in the air. Join John Muir Laws and special guest, bird photographer, and researcher Peter Cavanagh for a close look at bird flight. Peter will share photos and lessons learned from his new book 100 Birds in Flight. John will use these photos as Read More

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NJEF: Putting Ourselves Into Our Journals

Join us this week as we discuss ways to put ourselves into our Nature Journals! Can this be another way of self care? 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. Read More

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Labels: Personality Tests and Learning Styles

What is the science behind personality tests and do they have a place in education? What about learning styles? Do they help children learn? Have you ever been asked to take a personality test for a job? How have you seen these tests used in the classroom? What about Learning Styles? Are you a visual, Read More

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The Cold Canyon Fire Journals

Join Robin Lee Carlson and John Muir Laws in a discussion of nature journaling in the aftermath of a wildfire. When the nature reserve at Cold Canyon went up in flames—a casualty of California’s raging fire seasons—Robin Lee Carlson embarked on a five-year journey to learn the legacy of the burn­. What she saw challenged Read More

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Bird Anatomy and Form

Sunday, August 28 (Part 1) 8:00–11:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am–2:00 pm EDT (Part 2) 12:00–3:00 pm PDT/ 3:00–6:00 pm EDT Explore bird anatomy and structure to help you create fast and accurate field sketches or careful studio pieces with the help of reference. This 1-day, 6-hr workshop (with a 1-hour lunch break) will teach you Read More

$120

Live events in the age of COVID?

Is it safe for staff and students to resume in-person Nature Journal programs? If so, what safety procedures and backup systems should we follow? 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 Read More

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