Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in and about the natural world. When we pay closer attention to our surroundings, we become deeper observers, cultivate curiosity, and strengthen our connection to the natural world. Nature journal clubs are growing worldwide as a way for people to explore outdoors, build community and inspire stewardship. 


 
Current Programs
 
Community Nature JournalingJoin Shaver’s Creek staff members for a free, in-person, and socially distanced morning of nature journaling. Sessions will introduce participants to diverse nature journaling techniques while exploring the trails around Shaver’s Creek. Each session will culminate with sharing our learnings and reflecting together. All ages, families, and individuals are welcome! We encourage parents to bring children who express genuine interest in nature drawing and to monitor their behavior. Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult participant. 
 
How to Nature Journal: A Four-Week Skill-Building SeriesThis four-week series will provide participants with the skills and resources to dive into the world of nature journaling. If you’re new to nature journaling, or looking for a bit more guidance about how to capture natural wonders on a page, this series is for you. We’ll explore the fundamentals of nature journaling, including sketching skills, new perspectives for observation and techniques to cultivate an inquisitive mindset. Join a worldwide movement to experience how drawing and writing about nature can spark your curiosity and deepen your connection to the world around you. 
 
After-School Nature Journal ClubJoin Shaver’s Creek staff members for a virtual Nature Journal Club geared toward kids, ages 8-11/grades 3-5. Sessions will introduce participants to diverse nature journaling techniques while exploring the trails around Shaver’s Creek. Each week, participants will come together on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST for one-hour Zoom sessions to practice nature journaling through guided exercises while cultivating community with a small and consistent group of peers (limited to 10-15 participants) to ensure an engaging and socially connected experience. We’re looking forward to sharing how nature journaling integrates science and art, and supports deeper observation, curiosity, and connection to the natural world through the development of writing, drawing, and number skills. 

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If you need additional assistance or accommodations for accessibility purposes,
please contact Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at (814) 863-2000.
 
If you need additional assistance or accommodations for accessibility purposes,
please contact Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at (814) 863-2000.