Nature Journaling Courses


 A Creative Journey into Nature & Self

 

Connect to "your place" in nature with this self-paced journaling eCourse.

 

Registration for the Fall Session is Open!

 
Would you like to gain a better appreciation for the natural world around you? Do you desire to feel more connected to the environment where you live? A nature journal can help you connect to your place in nature, season by season, fostering a heightened sense of place and a deeper understanding of your role within it.
 
A Sense of Place will guide you through the basics of keeping a seasonal nature journal. As a participant you receive a full-color, PDF e-course guide with six comprehensive, themed lessons (see current course outline below), that cover:
 
* discovering and observing your place in nature,
* learning to record your observations, perceptions, and feelings through words and images,
* exploring your own personal forms of creative expression,
* and journaling as a form of mindfulness.
 
 
  This FALL we're observing, exploring & recording:

sunrise & sunset ~ bird migration ~ fungi
seeds & seed vessels ~ harvest foodsand more!

 
Registration also includes unlimited access to the private "A Sense of Place" Facebook Community where you can connect and share with others taking the course, and journaling through the seasons.

Claim your place in nature. Explore the season. Engage your senses. Make connections. Find your voice. Draw your view. Get creative. Be mindful. Practice gratitude. Develop a deep sense of place.



You can participate in the A Sense of Place eCourse at any level, and at your own pace. When you register, you receive a full-color PDF that you can read on your computer screen or tablet, or print out. The guide is divided into six sections, which can be worked through at your own pace.

This is a laid-back course, designed to inspire and encourage - with NO PRESSURE!

Fall Course Outline

Part 1: Discovery ~ Connect to Nature & Self
Discover Purpose & Theme ~ Claim Your Place in Nature ~ Signs of Fall ~ Sunrise, Sunset

Part 2: Observation ~ See through the Eyes of a Naturalist
Come to Your Senses ~ Make a Connection ~ An Autumn Tree ~ Fall Bird Migration

Part 3: Recording with Words ~ Write Your Truth
Using the Written Word ~ Lose Your Mind ~ Fall Moments ~ Gathering Seeds
 
Part 4: Recording with Images ~ Capture Your View
Using Drawings & Images ~ Open Your Eyes ~ Hone Your Focus ~ Colors of Fall ~ Fungi Look & Find

Part 5: Creativity ~ It's Totally Personal!
Think Outside of the Lines ~ Journaling with Children ~ Reflections on Autumn ~ Harvest Foods

Part 6: Mindfulness ~ Nurture a Sense of Place
Be in the Moment ~ Practice Gratitude ~ Fall to Winter ~ A Look Back

Explore Fall!
 

Self-Paced eGuide ~ $14.99

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Supply List

     
    Journal - blank book or sketchbook (ideally, not lined)

Pens - ball point or felt tipped, experiment for what you like best

Pencils - mechanical for "on location," drawing pencils, & colored pencils for color

Bag - to tote your supplies in when journaling out in the field, and for collecting nature items

 

 

 

What past participants are saying about "A Sense of Place"....


"My journaling over the course was an opportunity to take my nature connection to a deeper level, tuning in a little more to my surroundings and recording my thoughts and feelings. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to the fall course." - Kim at Mothering With Mindfulness

"I am already in tune with the natural world, but this class has helped me move my impressions out of my mind and onto the page (where I inevitably discover and learn more)." - Amy at MamaScout


"I attribute this course for my deeper appreciation for nature. I’ve always been an outside girl but this course changed my entire world." - Shawn at Awesomely Awake 

"I see things differently now, whenever I see a tree, or hear a bird, I think more... I know for sure that you helped me plant some nice seeds that will develop into nice walks in nature and good observation - for both me and my son." - Emilia (Brussels, Belgium)

 

 

Want a little more background or inspiration before signing up? Read on:


* An interview with me that looks deep into nature journaling...
On Wellness by Design (April 2014)

Connect to Nature & Self with a Spring Nature Journal
A guest post and sample exercise on the Mother Earth Living blog (March 2014)

Nurturing a Sense of Place
A guest post & journaling exercise on the Rhythm of the Home blog. (January 2013)

* Keeping a Seasonal Nature Journal
A guest post & journaling exercise on the Bamboo Magazine blog. (January 2013)

* Connecting to Season & Self
An excerpt from the e-course in Rhythm of the Home Magazine (Spring 2013)

* A Calendar of Firsts
A guest post & journaling exercise on the Rhythm of the Home blog (Spring 2013)

* Nature Journaling with Kids
An excerpt from the e-course in Rhythm of the Home Magazine (Summer 2013)



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