Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference

Wild Wonder 2021:
June 23-27, 2021

We are thrilled to offer our third annual Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference! This year’s event will be all online, 5 full days, with a rich schedule of classes, panels, lectures, nature journaling challenges, social time, journal sharing, and an online auction. We are also planning a special teacher’s workshop on June 21-22. Details will be posted here. NOTE: The best way to be sure you receive the latest updates on future events is to sign up for John Muir Laws’ mailing list here.

If you would like to submit a proposal to teach at this year’s event, please do so using this form. Proposals are due Feb 14, 2021. 

We are seeking volunteers who can be online moderators (so please only apply if you are comfortable with Zoom controls, etc). Volunteers will receive a free pass to the event. If you would like to volunteer this year, please fill out this form. Deadline April 30.


Wild Wonder 2020 Video Pass!

You can still enjoy all of the recorded classes and speakers from Wild Wonder 2020 with our Video Pass.

Just $45 with class access through April 10, 2021. Click here for details and to purchase.

What is the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference?
John Muir Laws and the Nature Journal Club are thrilled to host the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, an annual event that gathers people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder to share ideas, learn from each other, support each other, inspire each other, and have fun together in nature’s beauty. 

Why “Wild Wonder?”
We chose this name for many reasons. We chose Wild, because nature journaling connects us with the wild of nature, and wild because we feel wild and free when we journal, and we also wanted our conference name to give a nod to poet Mary Oliver, who asked in her poem “The Summer Day”: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” The name includes Wonder because paying close attention to nature brings wonder as in curiosity (I wonder…?) and wonder as in awe. 

Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference Archive
Click below to see info from past Wild Wonder events, including schedule, teachers, photos, and videos.
Click here to see info from Wild Wonder 2019
Click Here to see info from Wild Wonder 2020


  • John Muir Laws
  • Roseann Hanson
  • Beth Kelley Gillogly

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