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

$20

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

Free

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

Free

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

$20

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

Free

The Shadow Knows…

Painting shadows with lively colors or on light blue objects is challenging. Let me show you my tricks. 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 Read More

$20

Live events in the age of COVID-19, part II

If we do host live events what measures should we take into account for the comfort and safety of our participants (as well as our own)? 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 Read More

Free

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

I can bearly wait for Thursday! Let's go sketch bears in the wild, no fences, just you and the bear... Join John Muir Laws and natualist, journaler, explorer Sandy Mcdermott for a bear raising adventure. She will describe her adventures with Brown Bears in Alaska and we will draw them together as we learn about Read More

$20

The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles across the Sierra Nevada – discussion

The Foster 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Attend this live event at The Foster Museum and hear from authors of The Paradise Notebooks, Richard Nevle and Steven Nightingale, in conversation with John Muir Laws as they share readings from the book and stories of their experiences in the Sierra Nevada. There will be a special accompaniment by singer-songwriter Deborah Levoy who has Read More