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Nature Journal: Exploring Sense of Place--A Walking Workshop
Sat, June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Nature journaling is the process of keeping a place-based, personal record of events, observations, and experiences in the outdoors. Compared to journals in general, a nature journal is unique in that place takes a central role as the main subject along with the journalist as observer.
A nature journal can be a collection of sketches, photos, or written reflections about a place and the author's connections to that place. It's content is both intellectual and emotional.
The key to nature journaling is learning how to observe. What is happening around you? What are the sights, sounds, smells, weather, colors and textures on the ground and in the sky? If you see wildlife, what are they doing? Is the river running fast or slow? What impact does that have on the landscape? Role of structures? Who are the people of this place? What is its history?
In a relaxed, workshop-style setting, you'll be invited to walk around the Cache Creek Nature Preserve to explore, observe, write, or sketch to engage your senses and capture the unique stories of this place. Later, over a brown bag lunch, you can share with other participants what you've observed or your reflections on the day.
These workshops will be conducted by Janice Kelley, a local naturalist, writer, and storyteller. You can read more about Jancie at her website, Nature Legacies (http://naturelegacies.com/).
Bring a notebook or sketch pad.
You may sign up for one or more workshops.
Please bring your own drinking water and wear closed-toed shoes while exploring the Nature Preserve.