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Nature Journaling: The Next Level ( Semester Long Class)

Are you ready to take your nature journal to the next level? This is the class for you! It is not a requirement to take Nature Journal Foundations for this class but VERY helpful for a solid foundation prior to this class. ( discount for students who took the Foundations class)
Pam Knudson, BA-Ed & OCV Naturalist
192 total reviews for this teacher
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40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 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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Class Experience

Participants of Nature Journaling: The Next Level will build on the foundations learned in the first class ( Nature Journal Foundations) and will really dig into using their journaling as a thinking & learning tool.
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 inner-city 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.
Weekly nature journal assignments will be given and asked to be shared in class.    

This is what you need: 
Supplies from Nature Journal Foundations 
- 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.
- Pencils : Several sharpened pencils or mechanical pencils with erasures 
- 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.
- 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!
- Water color paint set & a few paintbrushes : A simple dry set. I have seen them at the dollar store.
- Simple items you may have in your house :  paper towels, table salt, small plastic zip close bag

Additional Supplies
- Thin black micron marker (or something that won't run when used near water color paint)
- A few landscape photos or postcards of a favorite place or vacation.
- Access to the internet to verify investigations ( with parent supervision)
- A favorite nature poem, tea and snack for the last class

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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. 


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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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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