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Nature Journaling: Learning to Observe & Connect with the World Around You
Synopses & Reviews
In today's busy world, keeping a nature journal offers us the chance to slow down and appreciate the simple beauty and peace of the natural world. With the detailed instructions in "Nature Journaling", readers can create their own personal journal to record family trips, learn about the birds, plants, landscapes and sky in a particular habitat, reflect on seasonal changes, and develop an appreciation for the unique characteristics of a particular place.
Focused exercises for developing the ability to observe and record, and easy techniques for drawing, using color, and integrating text and illustration enable readers to continually build upon their journaling skills. Throughout the book, the authors own beautifully illustrated journal entries and examples of others' journals serve as inspiration. The book concludes with suggestions for nature journaling with groups of children and adults as well as in a classroom setting.
Experience the natural world with fresh eyes!
Using the simple techniques in this book, anyone can learn how to start and keep and ongoing nature journal. Along the way you'll develop skills in observing, sketching, appreciating, and writing about life's beauty and mysteries.
About the Author
Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally known wildlife artist, naturalist, and educator. She conducts workshops and classes at various educational institutions such as Williams College and Massachusetts College of Art. She has written six books including Nature Drawing and The Art of Field Sketching. Clare lives in Vermont and Massachusetts.Charles E. Roth is a teacher of science and the environment. He was Director of Education for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for many years and is active in numerous local, regional, and national environmental organizations. Besides authoring 20 books, Charles has received many awards including the Environmental Merit Award of the EPA. He resides in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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