Making Observations

The Story of What You See: Nature Journaling

Nature JournalLooking for special way to document your outdoor adventures? Try nature journaling! Nature journals can be enjoyed by young and the young-at-heart, used at home or on vacation. There’s no right or wrong way to use a nature journal.

You can purchase journals or make your own. Once you have your journal, go outside to your backyard, neighborhood park or a scenic location while you are traveling on vacation. Sit down and look around. What do you see? What do you hear? Make a list or draw a picture of what you see. Write down your feelings and your thoughts. Create a poem. Collect fallen leaves to press in your journal.

Supplies:

  • Notebook or heavy paper
  • pencil or color pencils

Optional supplies:

  • markers
  • watercolor paint and brushes
  • tape
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • magnifying glass
  • bird, plant, wildlife field guides
  • camera
  • tote bag to carry supplies

Source: Nature Journaling. Youth Gardening Activities – Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

The Buzz at Cherry Creek – 4-H Youth & Habitat Discovery Photos 20142015 | 2016

More resources:

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Have a great day!!

Soni

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If you don’t live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, please make sure to check out your local extension office too. Your extension office has resources for you, your family and community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml (nationwide listing).

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One thought on “The Story of What You See: Nature Journaling

  1. Reblogged this on The Buzz at Cherry Creek and commented:

    MJ Frogge coordinates our youth horticulture program. She has added some terrific resources to the Web site. In addition, MJ teaches youth how to make nature journals.

    If you are interested in introducing your child to nature journaling or would like to try yourself, please check out this blog post.

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