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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


The Nature Journal Educator’s Forum

Join our lively online discussion between educators around the world as we discuss and develop best practices for nature journal programs. Check back closer to the time of the event for a specific topic description. Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home-school parents, and other educators interested Read More


Bias and Discrimination in Education

Join us for a live discussion of the impact of bias and discrimination in education and what we can do about it as educators. If possible, please take this short Implicit Assumption Test (IAT) before the meeting, it takes about five minutes and will be very interesting. Write down your results (sentence at the end Read More