Nature Journals

What are Nature Journals?

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NATURE JOURNALS

Forage for Art

Look for objects in nature that you could use to make art. Take a walk outside. Collect some nature objects ...
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Focus

Choose one part of the natural world to focus on in this moment. Draw and write about what you observe ...
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Storytelling a Nature Event

Seek out a nature story. Begin by observing a group of animals. Make sketches and take written notes. When you ...
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Letter W

Today, think of some things that start with the letter W that could be the focus of a nature investigation where ...
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Follow the Questions

Follow the Questions Ask and follow a question to go on a nature journey of wonder and discovery. Example:  Sketching ...
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For Parents & Teachers...

WHY TEACH NATURE JOURNALS

Nature Journals encourage children to observe, think, question, write and draw about things in their environment. Learning to notice, record and analyze natural phenomena and patterns are important skills that promote both writing and critical thinking development. Teaching children to use their Nature Journal often empowers children to slow down and draw their own conclusions about what is going on in the world around them.

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