Science & Nature

Follow the Wonder Through Nature Journaling

A gently guided approach to nature journaling, that encourages students to follow their curiosity and wonder and journal about it. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates
Pam Knudson, BA-Ed & OCV Naturalist
192 total reviews for this teacher
New class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jul 15

Jul 15 - Aug 5 (4 weeks)
8pm - 8:40pm

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Class Experience

Participants will follow the wonder and learn how to use their nature journal as a tool to observe, think and document the nature they love.
I am an experienced educator, with over 25 years in the education of children. I have worked for 10 years as a public-school teacher.  There, I taught various ages of children with a variety of educational needs in my work as a certified special needs teacher & intervention specialist. During my college summers I worked in camp leadership serving children in an outdoor setting.  I currently home-school my 2 teen boys and have for the past 15+ years.   I have taught nature study classes at my home-school co-op, taught art at a private school and I also work with local parks as a certified volunteer naturalist in historical interpretation and nature education. I have been a distance educator on Outschool since 2016.
Participants will be given a weekly assignment to do in their journals and asked to share their nature journals entries every week.  Students don't have to share their journals but are encouraged to, to support their growth as a journaler.  We will also journal together one week in class.
This is what you need: 
1 A nature journal: A size that works best for your child to hold comfortably but not too small that it limits their entry. Something without lines and a thicker weight. I like spiral bound because it will stay open when they are in the field. here is a suggestion.
2. Pencils: Several sharpened pencils or mechanical pencils with erasures 
3. Colored Pencils: small set 12 to 18 count.  You want something with not many pencils because you don't want to be digging through a lot of pencils in the field. We want to keep things simple and accessible.
4.  A small bag to carry your journal and supplies in! If everything is together and ready to go... then your are more likely to take it with you when you go out in nature!
5. Access to nature! And a small nature item to bring to our 3rd week of class. 

40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All abilities are welcome in this course. However, please be advised that some children will need parental support in the way of attention during class time, reading the instructions and scribing as needed.
Please note that Outschool's policy requires parents remain off camera while providing supervision in this class.  


Pam Knudson, BA-Ed & OCV Naturalist Bachelor of Science in Education (Certified in Special Education) and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist : Experienced Educator & Naturalist
192 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

A Bit About Me
I am passionate about education, nature, people and life!   My husband, two teen boys and I live near Cincinnati Ohio. We are an active homeschool family and enjoy our free time together reading, watching movies, playing games or... 
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