Nature Journaling Curriculum
You can download my new book How to Teach Nature Journaling and the second edition of my nature journaling curriculum, Opening the World Through Nature Journaling for free from my store. The curriculum includes more great child-tested sketching activities, poetry writing, and more detailed tips on teaching drawing in nature. These are great resources for teachers, outdoor leaders, and home school parents. The journaling lesson plans from the BEETLES team of the Lawrence Hall of Science are also available as a free download.
Weekly Live Educator Forum
Need some help with your class or curriculum? Grab your lunch and join me every Wednesday at noon (12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time) for a one-hour online discussion with educators around the world. Each week we tackle a different topic and can respond to issues or questions from participants. See the schedule for details and links to join any of the meetings.
Join us for our third annual gathering of the nature journaling community, hosted in partnership with The Foster. The 5-day online event, which is open to everyone from around the world, includes a full schedule of classes, lectures, nature journaling challenges, and inspiration. After the event ends, there will be a video only pass available that gives you access to all of the recordings through April 1, 2022. Learn more.
Join John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren–co-authors of the book How to Teach Nature Journaling–as well as other nature journaling educators from around the world for a two-day live online workshop, June 21-22, 2021. You will come away from this workshop empowered with best practices and practical tools for teaching nature journaling, and you will be prepared to put them into practice with your students. A video pass will be for sale after the event. Learn more.
The Nature Journal Connection
Launched in October 2020. Join me each week for a free 15-min recorded nature journaling workshop featuring fun and engaging activities that build the skills of a scientist, naturalist, artist, and observer. Appropriate for children of all ages as well as adults, this program will connect science, language arts, math, visual arts, critical thinking, and mindfulness. Learn more and watch the first 25+ episodes, available now.
Custom Onsite and Virtual Programs
Would you like me to visit your site to work with teachers and students? Learn more.
NGSS Crosscutting Concept Posters
Are you a teacher? Would you like to decorate your classrooms with posters that remind you and your students of the big ideas in science and engineering? I have created free crosscutting concept posters. Print the grayscale posters and put them up today. Print the line art versions for your students to color. Free download here.
Find a Local Mentor for Support
You do not have to do this alone. There are Nature Journaling teachers and mentors all over the world. You may be able to partner with a local teacher to help get your program started or to provide new insight and inspiration. Learn More.