LIVE-STREAM WORKSHOP: Nature Journaling for Kids
Kids won’t need to leave their home to engage and reconnect with nature in this free live-stream workshop with Naila Moreira. Children ages 8-12 can learn to make illustrated nature notebook pages from their encounters with wild or urban nature. What animals, plants, insects, and natural objects have you seen? How do they interact with their environment, and with you?
No drawing or writing experience required! If participant can spend ten minutes outdoors in their backyard during the workshop, that’s great. If not, inspiration can come from a houseplant, family pet, shell, pinecone, or even stuffed animal. Just bring paper or a notebook and a pen or pencil.
Naila Moreira is a writer, journalist, and naturalist living in western Massachusetts. Her middle-grade novel, The Monarchs of Winghaven, is forthcoming from Walker Books US (Spring, 2022). In the book, two young naturalists struggle to save a plot of land in their town; meanwhile, they record their adventures and natural history observations in journals throughout. Moreira teaches at Smith College and served as Writer-in-Residence at the Northampton Forbes Public Library for 2015-2018, and as an artist in residence at Shoals Marine Laboratory in 2018.