Public Programs

Life Reflections in Story & Art – New!

We practice creative self-expression to capture the diverse stories of our lives and our communities. Workshop topics feature: Life Writing, Gifts from the Sea and Legacy Letters. Download summary hereMulti-week workshops of 2 hours each or full day event.

Link here to view If This House Could Talk Community Story Project

Joy of Writing – NEW!

Enjoy writing for FUN  using memory prompts, photos, meaningful objects and other brainstorming strategies and activities to engage imagination, creativity and curiosity. Beginners welcome. Life stories, travel adventures, poems and more. Not intended as a critique group or professional development.


Inspired by Nature – New!

Walks, talks & writing celebrate the beauty of nature through mindfulness, observation, creative expression and place-based study. Class topics feature: Learning to Observe, Nature Stories, Crafting Your Nature Journal and Notes on Naturalists (John Muir, Aldo Leopold and others). Download summary hereEach weekly session builds on skills and knowledge acquired in previous weeks. Can expand to full day events.


magnifying glass, flower, Nature Detectives, after school programNature Detectives – K to 3rd grade

A weekly program where kids discover the outdoor world – on their school campus, at home or in their neighborhood. We create field journals, explore, observe, measure, draw, write, play games and tell “Stories in the Wild.” Nature Detectives activities are mobile. Contact Janice to bring activities to your site for a fun one-day event.

Janice currently presents Nature Detectives as an afterschool program, with plans to expand into a Leader Training  & Licensing Model. Visit Nature Detectives website for complete program information,, blogs and resources. .