Natural History Workshop: Intro to Naturalist Field Journals

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cool Spring Preserve, 1146 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV
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What: Introduction to Naturalist Field Journals

Where: Cool Spring Preserve

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017 

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Instructor: Carolyn Duckworth

Learn techniques to begin or diversify your field journaling, and follow in the footsteps of Joseph Grinnell and John Muir. Field journals have long been used by naturalists to record regular observations of the natural world. Such detailed information, which may include species counts, illustrations, weather patterns, and notable seasonal changes are used by naturalists for pleasure, scientific and historic inquiry. Field journals encourage keen observations to gain insight and record lasting impressions of the natural world.

This event will be led by Carolyn Duckworth, a professional writer for the National Park Service. Carolyn has spent decades studying and perfecting the practice of keeping naturalists field journals. 

This class will begin with a brief introduction to field journaling, then a trip outdoors to explore Cool Spring Preserve to acquire inspiration. Participants should bring a small (approximately 5" x 7") sketchbook or notebook, preferably with no lines, a pencil (#2) and a pen of their choice. PVAS will have some extra supplies available for use. 

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