You can still join us via Video Pass for the Fourth Annual Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, which was held online live, September 14-18, 2022. Our 5-day event features a rich schedule of 30 classes, panels, lectures, and nature journaling challenges. Your $60 Video Pass includes access to all conference recordings through April 15, 2023—a super bargain at $2 per class! Read below for more details or click above to buy your pass now.
See this brief video message from me with more info on the conference!
We are so grateful to our Wild Wonder 2022 teacher team, which includes more than 30 teachers, journalers, writers, artists, and thought leaders in nature, nature journaling, and visual thinking, such as: Mike Daikubara, Tony Foster, Catherine Hamilton, Timothy Joe, Debby Kaspari, MaryJo Koch, John Muir Laws, Jean Mackay, Wendy MacNaughton, Rosemary Mosco, Amy Tan, Julie Zickefoose, and more! Click here for bios of all of our teachers and speakers.
With the $60 Standard Video Pass, you have access to the recordings of the classes, panels, virtual field trips, and keynotes from the event, not to mention class handouts, class transcripts, and chats from each class, as well as special conference discounts. This Video Pass price is only $2 per class or lecture—a super bargain!
PAY IT FORWARD TICKETS
We have a tiered ticketing system, enabling those who can pay more to help support those who cannot afford to attend: the Pay It Forward Video Pass includes a donation to Wild Wonder, and the Pay It Forward PLUS Video Pass includes a donation and special gifts for you, including a donor zipper pouch featuring the beautiful American Robin art by John Muir Laws! See our Eventbrite ticket page for details.
Note: For those who purchased the full live conference ticket, your ticket already includes this access. This Video Pass is for those who missed the live conference but want access to all of the recordings. Videos from this event will not be shared later for free. Only paid participants (video pass or full pass) will have access.
Click here to review the Wild Wonder 2022 Class Schedule. The event includes 30 classes and talks. NOTE: The videos from this event will not be shared later for free.
The Wild Wonder 2022 Online Auction Fundraiser raises funds for scholarships to future events. If you’d like to donate something to our auction, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more! We are grateful to the many community members who donated to support this fundraiser! Thank you so much!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please review our conference FAQs and see if your question is answered.
ABOUT THE WILD WONDER CONFERENCE
THANK YOU TO OUR WILD WONDER 2022 PARTNER AND SPONSORS
We are grateful for the generous support of our Partner and Sponsors, which helps make this event possible. We welcome additional sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at email@example.com.
- The Foster: The mission of The Foster is to unite and celebrate artist-explorer Tony Foster’s watercolor wilderness Journeys and inspire connection to art and the natural world.
- The Wild Wonder Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging nature connection and conservation through attention, curiosity, art, science, and community.
What is the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference?
John Muir Laws and the Wild Wonder Foundation are thrilled to partner with The Foster to host 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. 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 our 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.
WHY ISN’T WILD WONDER FREE?
There are many free nature journaling classes available in our community, including many taught by John Muir Laws (including hundreds of recordings available on his blog). One of the key goals of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference is to publicize and support the development of more nature journaling teachers across the US and around the world, and in that spirit, all of our teachers are paid for their time. Our evening speakers are also respected professionals in their fields, and we pay them for their time as well. Lastly, managing this complicated live event takes many people many hundreds of hours, and our event team is also paid for their time. Your ticket cost helps support all of the members of this community who work hard to bring you this event, and it also raises money for others to attend our event for a reduced cost. We have kept the ticket price as low as possible–in fact, it works out to about $3 per class or talk, which we think is a super bargain. Thank you for your support!
THANK YOU TO OUR WILD WONDER 2022 PLANNING TEAM!
- John Muir Laws, Creative Director
- Beth Kelley Gillogly, Founding Director, Marketing Director
- Roseann Hanson, Logistics Director
- Natalie Downe, Volunteer Coordinator’
- Yvea Moore, Pencil Miles Coordinator
- Lisa Schnell, Logistics & Volunteers Associate
- Brooke Morales, Logistics & Marketing Associate
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QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS?
Please first review our conference FAQs and see if your question is answered there. If not, please email the conference team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For fastest assistance, please do not contact any members of the leadership team members through Facebook or personal email addresses. Thank you for your cooperation!