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Adult Programs

Get Started with Nature Journaling (online)

Learn to slow down, observe carefully, and capture nature with words and sketches.

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 journal! 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
  • 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.

This program meets live on Zoom. The program will be recorded.

Instructor: Carrie Carlson, artist

Age: 16 and older


Carrie Carlson, 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.

What to Know

  • This program will take place on Zoom. A link will be provided to registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • Automatically generated captions will be displayed during this program.
  • The program will be recorded.


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