Nature lovers are invited to learn basic journaling techniques, and how to record their Nature observations, by attending Geauga Park District’s monthly Nature Journaling series.
Registration is required by phone at 440-286-9516 for this series. A one-time fee of $20 for Geauga County residents (or $24 for out-of-county residents) covers the purchase of a journal, pen and pencil for use during the lessons and beyond. All sessions are partially outdoors, and taking photos is also an option.
The new year kicks off with journaling introduction sessions Sunday, January 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and Monday, January 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at The West Woods Nature Center. Our inspiration for additional wintertime sessions, then, will be winter waters like snow, ice, river and pond (February 27 and 28 at The West Woods’ Affelder House), followed by vernal pools and the critters that use them (March 20 and 21 at The Rookery’s Great Blue Heron Lodge).
Naturalist Renell Roebuck, who hosts the program, started Nature journaling about four years ago to combine her curiosity of the natural world with art.
“I choose topics that I am interested in broadening my knowledge in so that I can pass along my curiosity to my participants,” she said. “In return, they ask questions and share their own experiences with the class. You don’t need to be an artist to Nature journal, you just have to want to slow down and make your Nature observations intentional – literally take time to smell the roses or see what visits them. Beginners are welcome at any time!”
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.