NATURE JOURNALING SERIES – Get inspired by monthly topics as you build your journaling kit and skills

Writing, sketching and taking photographs can be relaxing, thought-provoking ways to reflect on the world around us. Why not cast that reflection on the Great Outdoors and allow it to strengthen your mindfulness and connection with Nature? Geauga Park District’s monthly Nature Journaling series is a great resource to do just that.


Registration is always required by phone, for the purpose of identifying first-timers, at 440-286-9516. First-time participants pay $20 if a resident of Geauga County or $24 if living out-of-county, which includes the purchase of a new journal, pen and other supplies. Those who’ve already registered within the calendar year attend for free. And those who’ve attended the series before, but not within the calendar year, pay $10 if a county resident or $12 if living out-of-county, which covers additional instruction and supplies.


This fall’s Nature Journaling sessions will draw their inspiration from squirrels and nuts at Sunnybrook Preserve on Sunday, October 23, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and Monday, October 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon; from a night hike in search of owls at Observatory Park on Sunday, November 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; and from natural patterns at Big Creek Park’s Deep Woods Lodge on Sunday, December 11, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and Monday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


Naturalist Renell Roebuck, who hosts the program, started Nature journaling about five years ago to combine her curiosity of the natural world with art.


“I choose topics that I’d like to broaden 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!”


And according to one recent participant, who attended the September session inspired by grasshoppers, crickets and katydids, anyone interested in trying Nature Journaling need not delay.


“Renell’s Nature Journaling program is outstanding,” she wrote after the program. “She is so knowledgeable, and her enthusiasm for the natural world is positively infectious. Thank you, Renell!”


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.


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