Journaling Workshops

Creative nature journaling workshops are fun and inspiring for all ages. Journaling provides natural connections to the study of science, art, math, writing, and history.

Creative Nature Journaling Workshops for Adults & Children

Kristen Bergsman has taught a 400-level teacher education course on nature journaling for the Heritage Institute, has been honored as a writer-in-residence for the Shoreline School District, and has offered journaling classes at Epiphany School, St. Edwards Environmental Learning Center, and youth writing center 826 Seattle.

Open to a blank page in your journal, pull out a pen, and welcome a world of possibilities. With a journal in hand, nature emerges all around as you discover your connections to place. Through field drawing, mapping, writing, and reflection, discover this powerful educational tool. A customized workshop can be developed to meet your group’s needs. Pricing depends on the length of the workshop and the size of group. Please contact us for more information.

Spotlight On: River of Words

Student exploring plant diversity with her journal (top) and creating nature art with twigs and leaves (bottom).

Laughing Crow Curriculum was an invited presenter at the Chehalis Basin Education Consortium’s River of Words Workshop at Wild Thyme Farm, where teachers and students engaged in writing, photography, and art about the natural world. On the first day, Laughing Crow Curriculum delivered a journaling workshop with the teachers. The following day, elementary students–journals in hand–explored the woods, meadows, gardens, and fields of Wild Thyme Farm. We went on a shape and color walk, created event maps and sound maps, composed animal eyes haiku, and prowled for wild metaphors.