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Environment-Based Learning

Nature Journaling across the Curriculum

Nature Journaling Across the Curriculum (PDF) Syllabus

Nature JournalingIn the course, educators will study a variety of journaling techniques and artistic medium for observing and documenting the natural world, including the use of illustrations, painting, photographs, print material, and personal/professional writing. The course is designed to: 1) introduce educators to strategies for improving the artistic, written and reflective abilities of K-12 students using nature experiences; 2) encourage educators to use the outdoors around the school and community as sites for nature-related observation, documentation, and artistic/written expression; and 3) help educators develop school-based curriculum strategies for integrating art with science and writing through nature journaling.