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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Introduction to Nature Journaling

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 10 AM
WHERE: Meet in the basement classroom at the KCIC (KC Irving Centre at Acadia). We will then, after some discussion, head outdoors behind the environmental centre.
WHAT TO BRING: Weather appropriate attire & some water.

Learn a bit about note taking, so we may go outside with paper & pencils to record observations during a short nature sit. We will also briefly discuss nature drawing & poetry to mesh art, science & writing for a deeper understanding of the natural world. We'll sketch our observations in the field & jot down some detailing & descriptive words. We'll ask questions, & discover new ways of seeing, of experiencing life around us.

Nature Journaling will be an integral part of our journey this year, & next. I will be encouraging their use during our meetings & at home. I expect they will prompt the children's curiosity, reinforce their knowledge base & their love of the outdoors. It will be fun to see their expressions of the world through drawing, coloring, as well as, writing facts & feelings.

We have been provided with blank journals & note taking supplies, so just bring appropriate attire (plus some water) & your keen sense of observation!

Please email your interest in attendance, thanks!  Don't forget to stop by our facebook page for updates & interesting stories.

Deann MacLean
Leader, Annapolis Valley Young Naturalist Club

'Young Naturalists Observe and Conserve' YNC motto

YNC website:   http://nature1st.net/ync
Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annapolis-Valley-Young-Naturalist-Club/250168061690133

                           'You must be the change you wish to see in the world.' ~Ghandi

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