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Nature Journaling at the Laguna
Workshop and field trip with Marley Peifer
Sunday, November 18th: 1pm to 5pm
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Do you want to experience nature with fresh eyes? Would you like to notice, understand, and remember more of the vibrant world around you? This class will teach you the tools used by greatest naturalists of all time. Using pencils, ink, and watercolors, we will create sketches and take notes of our encounters with the fascinating biodiversity of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. In this class, we will assemble the most powerful toolkits for learning about nature. Following in the footsteps of Audubon, Humboldt, and Darwin, we will synthesize art and science in a fun, functional, and aesthetically engaging way. By the end of the class you will have sharper eyes, better nature awareness, and a beautiful journal documenting your experience. You will also posses the tools and mindset necessary to pursue a lifelong learning adventure. Though it begins and ends at Heron Hall, most of this workshop will take place outdoors at the Laguna Environmental Center. Total walking distance will be 1-2 miles on mostly flat, but uneven terrain.
A complete supply list will be provided upon registration, including sketchbook and watercolor field palette. This workshp is suitable for adults, but open to children 10 years and above, if they are comfortable outdoors, self-motivated, and focused around learning in nature. Rain cancels. Our backup rain date is Sunday, November 25.
Marley Peifer lives in Sebastopol where he practices gardening, wildlife tracking, and painting. He longs for a reintegration of art with science and words with images, a synthesis that he develops in his journaling. Nature Journaling has been a fundamental practice for Marley ever since he discovered how it ignited his other interests and accelerated his learning.
Great Blue Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center. 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (at the intersection with Occidental Road).
RAIN CONTINGENCY: Please know that rain cancels, and we will try again the following Sunday, November 25. If the forecast on Saturday is calling for rain on Sunday, we will email you with our plan. You can also call (707) 527-9277, ext. 110 on Saturday night to see what our plan is.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This program is made possible though a partnership between the District and non-profit partner LandPaths. It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths.