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Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Naturalist Field Journals
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Instructor: Carolyn Duckworth
PVMN Re-Cert Eligible
Join Carolyn’s morning workshop; Introduction to Naturalist Field Journals.
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 and a trained artist. Carolyn has spent decades studying and perfecting the practice of keeping naturalist field journals.
This class will begin with a brief indoor session, then will move outdoors (weather permitting). Cool Spring’s easy trails and gathering spaces are ideal for working on your own field journal.
Bring a small (approximately 5 x 7″) sketchbook or notebook, preferably with no lines, a pencil (#2) and a pen of your choice. PVAS will have some extra supplies available for use.
Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along some drinking water.
Carolyn is offering an afternoon sequel to her morning workshop. If you are planning on attending the afternoon session, please bring along a packed lunch. If the weather permits, there are ample places to enjoy your picnic lunch on the preserve. There is a refrigerator and microwave available for those that would like to store or heat their lunch.
Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of their journaling skills. Children may attend when accompanied by an adult and registration is required.
Please contact Krista Hawley at email@example.com or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.
General Public Registration – $20.00
PVAS Member Registration – $15.00