NJEF Spring Activities

What are some great nature journaling activities to use as Winter turns to Spring? 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 conversation that day will revolve around this Read More

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Colored Pencil Birds with Jordan Silvia

I love the way Jordan Silvia gets rich color and detail in her pencil drawings. Let's learn from her approach! Join Jordan and me to learn about her process of drawing with colored pencils and sketch along while we chat. Colored pencil is a medium you've probably tried, but may not be aware of its Read More

$20

Learn to Draw Plants with John Muir Laws

LIVE AND ONLINE CLASS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Suggested donation: $25. With the bounty of the plant world all around us, it is always a great time to practice drawing and journaling plants and flowers. Join award-winning artist, author, educator, and scientist John Muir Laws for a 2-hour live online introductory class where he will share his Read More

$25

NJEF Scientific Skepticism

What is scientific skepticism (as opposed to skepticism of science)? What are some good ground rules for evaluating scientific claims? What is methodological naturalism and what is its role in science? What is denial? Learn how to teach Nature Journaling! Join our weekly discussion and idea-sharing for teachers, home-school parents, and other educators interested in Read More

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Find your inner Birdcasso!

Join a bird art team supporting nature and science education and learn bird drawing tips! Join John Muir Laws and special guest Matthew Dodder for a look at how to draw birds as a fundraiser for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Learn how you can get involved and share your artwork in this special Read More

$20

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