Nature Journal Club

A free, all-ages, Nature Journal Club has started at MNA, led by wildlife biologist, author, and artist Liz Blaker. Nature journaling is observing nature and recording what you see using words, drawings, and numbers. Journaling has been an essential tool of scientists for hundreds of years, from the famous notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci to the observations Charles Darwin recorded in journals. Sketching is all about learning to see, which invites us into a deeper relationship with the natural world. Scientific studies have shown connecting with nature can improve our mental, emotional, and physical health. Nature journaling is a great activity for families, elders, teenagers – everyone. You don’t need to be able to draw. Just come see what this activity is all about and what it can do for you.

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Nature Journal Club Meetings

Grand Canyon Field Trip

April 22

This is free entry day at Grand Canyon, so we will meet there to sketch together.

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Journal Making

May 27, 1:30-3:30

Make your own journal and learn simple bookbinding techniques.

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August 26, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm

We'll share journals, techniques, and food.

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Bearizona Field Trip

October 28, 11 am - until we're tired

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December 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We'll draw bats and learn about them. This meeting will be on Zoom.

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