Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center recently held a community nature journaling workshop at Rooted Farmstead in Bellefonte, PA. Despite the gloomy weather, participants were able to get an up close and personal experience on a vibrant pick-your-own flower farm.
The nature journaling experience at Shaver’s Creek began in 2020 as a pandemic activity to connect community members to the outside world. Since that time, the program has created a diverse community of naturalists and artists, of all levels, who meet regularly to connect with nature and each other through art. Programs include field trips like the one at Rooted Farmstead, technique workshops, and community events that help participants develop artistic and naturalist skills.
Shaver’s Creek offers the following programs on nature journaling topics:
Community Nature Journaling: monthly, in-person gatherings at natural spaces where activities include technique demonstrations, natural history interpretation, and time to draw, write, and reflect
Nature Journaling Workshops: offered both virtually and in-person, these workshops often feature local artists, naturalists, authors, and scientists
After-School Nature Journal Club: weekly sessions for young students to develop nature journaling skills by integrating science, math, writing, and art in small group of peers
Learn more about the nature journaling experience at Shaver’s Creek by visiting the web site for additional information and upcoming workshop dates.