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Nature Journaling for Families
Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, observe, and identify the inspiring flora and fauna of our parks. Each session includes instruction on artistic techniques. Please bring journal, pencils, pen, watercolor palette and folding chair to allow for distanced seating. All ages and artistic abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10 in county per person, $12 out of county and registration is required. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members and at Andy's Unity Park and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail. For more information, contact Ellie Muelrath at Elspeth.Muelrath@sonoma-county.org.
Saturday, August 28 • 1-2:30 PM, Birdwalk Coastal Access Trail
Landscapes and Vistas – Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the saltwater marsh while learning tips and tricks to capturing landscape observations in your journal. Learn about texture and color as we draw quick mini-landscapes and practice color mixing with watercolors.
Sunday, Sept. 26 • Andy’s Unity Park, Jeff Bodwin Community Garden
Sketching in the garden – How does your garden grow? The garden is the perfect place to use close observation skills. Hunt for insects, leaves, flowers and fruits and learn how both the kitchen and the garden can be a source of inspiration for your nature journaling practice.
Sunday, Nov. 28 • Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, Highway 12 entrance
Wetland Observations – Get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. We will explore the diversity of the wetland ecosystem while also practicing incorporating maps into our nature journals.
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 • Taylor Mountain Regional Park, Kawana Terrace
Sketching Trees – Meet the fascinating world of oak woodlands while sketching trees, mosses, barks and lichens. We will learn techniques for recording observations while meeting the many species that rely on an oak tree habitat.
Register - Sorry, event is cancelled.