Adult Programs

Get Started with Nature Journaling (online)

Journaling is a great way to connect with nature, reduce stress, and improve mindfulness.

Content Detail

Journaling is a great way to connect with nature, reduce stress, and improve mindfulness. You don’t have to be a great artist or writer to do it. In this online workshop, your instructor will help you get started and provide some ways to slow down, observe carefully, and capture what you see with words and sketches. You’ll learn:

  • what goes in a nature journal,
  • what supplies you need, 
  • sketching basics,
  • tips for building a habit, and 
  • sources of inspiration, whether you’re indoors or outdoors.

The workshop will include time for prompts so you can practice with support from your instructor. Over time, as your pages fill with observations and reflections, you will have a beautiful, personal record of your growing relationship with the natural world. 

In Part 1, you’ll learn the basics and enjoy a variety of prompts to get you started. Continue your learning in Part 2 with additional ideas, prompts, and practice time. 

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How do I access the program?

  • Your link to join the program will be included in the order summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 


  • This program will take place using Zoom video conferencing. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a webinar.
  • Please add to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
  • Limit 35

Instructor: Carrie Carlson, nature artist

Carrie Carlson earned an MFA in Scientific Illustration at the University of Michigan and an MA in Printmaking from Governors State University. She is a full-time high school art teacher. In her free time, she loves to fill up travel sketchbooks and grow a rowdy garden.


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