Workshops

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 Value of Letters / Creating a Legacy Letter. Download summary here.  Multi-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. Four week class that can extend into a regular writing group pending student interest.

 

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 traditionally presented in person.  Programs have shifted to online platforms using the same discovery techniques at home.

Nature Detectives At Home is a 20-page PDF booklet for children and parents to enjoy a variety of fun activities at home –  nature journals, scavenger hunts, Naturalist Skills, Walking the Alphabet Trail, stories, and much more. Includes an identification card and Certificate of Completion. Link here for details.  Visit Nature Detectives website for complete program information, blogs and resources.