Discover the Joy of Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is a centuries-old practice of collecting and organizing observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook. A nature journal is a lens that focuses our attention, crystalizes our observations, thoughts, and experiences, and allows us to experience nature - and ourselves - in a new, creative way. And research has Read More

NJEF Get your Bias Here!

All humans are subject to unconscious biases that affect our thinking. What does this mean for me? What can I do to help reveal bias in my own thinking? What are the implications for us as educators? Check back closer to the time of the event for a specific topic description. Learn how to teach Read More

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Swan Song

Learn how to "carve" your drawings of swans, a skill you can apply to many sketches. 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 Read More

$20

NJEF Botanical Journaling

Join the Mad Botanist, Yvea Moore for inspiration on journaling with plants. Learn tips and techniques to help you explore the world of plants in your nature journal. 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

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NJEF Types of Observation

How do we observe? 1. “Ambient noticing” — you’re just soaking in everything, taking in the big picture, and letting things come at you.2. “Purposeful attention” — you have a goal of seeking out specific things, such as colors, signs, birds, etc. What are the benefits and drawbacks of encouraging either type of noticing as Read More

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Gouache Skyscapes

Easy peasy clouds with toned paper and gouache... I have found a fun fast way to paint accurate clouds with gouache on toned paper. In this workshop, I will use gray paper, watercolor, and my light-value gouache palette. Let's take a look at what can be done... I will also probably demo some techniques with Read More

$20

Earth Stewardship Symposium

West Valley College 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA, United States

I will be presenting a live nature journaling workshop on Friday morning. The conference runs April 18, 20-21.

Free

NJEF The Teachers who Changed our Worlds

Join us to share the stories of teachers who personally changed our worlds. Let's celebrate those amazing educators who made a difference in our lives. Invite your special teachers and let them know how they impacted you. How often do we take the time to recognize the teachers who saved and shaped us? In this Read More

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Welcoming Nature

Join a live conversation between John Laws and Stephey Baker. I recently had a wonderfully playful and philosophical conversation with artist-educator Stephey Baker. Our talk ranged from the mechanics of how we journal, to build habits, to deep and personal connections with place borne of attention and how that motivates stewardship. I wanted to dig Read More

$20

Redeeming Education Conference: Learning to See

Trinity Alliance Church 20639 CA-299, Redding, California

Come join us for a day of inspiration, talks, nature study, and rich fellowship where we will experience an education that is deeply redemptive for mothers and children. Be inspired and refreshed, glean from those who have gone before, and gain renewed vision and purpose for your school year.   Registration in this year’s conference includes Read More

$100