Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature: Capturing Sense of Place   

Celebrate the beauty of nature and stories of place and purpose through peaceful observation, acute sensory awareness, creative expression and discussion. Participants are invited to write and/or draw their experiences during breaks in guided walks, readings and discussion. Features 4-6 weekly, 2-hour field study sessions to build skills and knowledge.  Or engage in a single 90-minute online Introductory Session. Discussion prompts include:

  • What do you see, hear, smell, feel, or touch?
  • How does your sensory awareness influence your experience of place?
  • What are the unique features of this place?
  • How has a place’s history shaped its landscape?
  • Who are the people and the wildlife that visit and/or live in this place? Now and in the past?

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Participant Responses
“I’ve been going to the river weekly and sometimes twice a week. I find being at the water to be uplifting …Your introduction to observing and drawing what you see is interesting and opened my awareness to more. I’m glad to have met you and taken your mini-seminar.”
Nanci Kuzins, Fall 2020.


Carrying my nature journal gives me a focus when I am outside. I can look back on it. I have something to look forward to.”
“I write what is “inside” and outside.”
“I enjoy writing in my Journal as a way to express my experiences.”
“Nature is a wonderful companion!”          
Participants, Spring 2021