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Nature Journal Basics: 1 (Flexible Schedule)

This class will give you everything you need to get started in nature journaling! Note: This is a flexible schedule version of my live class with the same title.
Pam Knudson, BA-Ed & OCV Naturalist
192 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 44 learners
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Aug 12

Aug 12 - Sep 30 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time

Tue Aug 16

Aug 16 - Aug 30 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Participants of Nature Journal Basics will learn how to use the nature journal as a  tool to observe, think and document the nature they see! 
I am an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist with a background  in public education (10 years).  I home-school my two children and often nature, science and art themed classes to co-ops, scouts and other groups of children. (15 + years)  I have taught for more than 25 years and I am passionate about nature and education!   
Participants will be given a weekly practice prompts to respond to in the online classroom and will be given an
assignment to do in their journals and asked to share their nature journals entries every week in the classroom. 
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 weighA box of colored pencils ( 10-12) If you get a large set then you end up spending lots of time in the field digging through your colored pencils and t paper. I like spiral bound because it will stay open when they are in the field. I like this one... 2.Pencils : Several sharpened 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. Hand held non-electric pencil sharpener. Again we are going with simple. 5. 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!
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All ages and 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. 


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
140 completed classes

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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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