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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

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 –

Spark you Curiosity Begins today. Intro to Nature journaling course with Melinda


Spark your Curiosity is an introduction to nature journaling, 6-week online live interactive course with Melinda Nakagawa. The purpose is to spark your curiosity in nature, learn how to record your experiences in nature, and practice the action of nature journaling together. See Spark in Nature website for details on classes.   Melinda Nakagawa, MSc.

Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club Online


What we'll be doing: Join Melinda Nakagawa and the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club. Please check Spark in Nature events page each week for details about today's topics! When Start at 9:30 am- end at 12 noon Pacific Daylight. Schedule: Start with an introduction and demo of a topic We log off the computer to

Plant Families in Our Foods


Do you want to learn how to "see" plants better? In this 7-week course, we will be looking closer at 7 plant families who we often find in our foods. We will examine flower patterns and practice identifying members of the families - skills and curiosity you can carry forth as you explore plants in


Ask Jack (Zoom)


Do you have questions about drawing, journaling, naturalist skills, or journaling teaching techniques? Join John Muir Laws and the Nature Journal Club every week for an open forum discussion where we troubleshoot your questions. This workshop will be repeated, so if your questions don't get addressed this time, never fear! There will be a next

Nature Journal Writing Workshop Wednesdays


“Stories are everywhere, if we know how to look.”  -How to Teach Nature Journaling Join the Workshop In nature journaling, we use a mixture of words, pictures, and numbers. Join us for this new weekly workshop where we focus on WORDS. We’ll explore writing for different purposes: writing to observe, to think, to imagine, and

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,

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