Train your mind to see deeply and with intentional curiosity, and the beauty and wonder of the world will open before you. Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop gratitude, reverence, and the skills of a naturalist. My work is to share love and connection to nature through art and science and to offer support and guidance on this path.
I post free blog posts and video tutorials on many aspects of nature drawing and journaling. You can get notifications in your email inbox when I post new material by entering your email on the right or subscribe to my monthly mailing list to get notifications of the latest blogs, classes, books and ideas.
The Nature Journal Club
Free nature journaling workshops and field trips every month? Yep! Grab your sketchbook and join monthly nature journaling workshops and field trips throughout the Bay Area. Activities include field trips and a related technique workshop that are be repeated at different times and locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Nature Journal Club is a family friendly, intergenerational community who connect with nature through art and field journaling. We are nature sketching enthusiasts who support and inspire each other. Join us, see the full schedule, learn more and get sketching! Not in the San Francisco Bay Area? Learn how to start your own Nature Journal Club (I can help you).
Classes, Lectures, Workshops, and Private Lessons
I teach workshops and give public lectures about nature stewardship, journaling, drawing birds, natural history and observation. Browse my current schedule for programs or contact me if you would like to schedule a program or private lessons.
Free Teacher and Homeschool Resources
Nature Journaling Curriculum The second edition of the acclaimed curriculum, Opening the World Through Nature Journaling, and field journaling lesson plans from the BEETLES team of the Lawrence Hall of Science are now available as a free download. The curriculum now includes more great kid tested sketching activities, poetry writing, and more detailed tips on drawing in nature (you will love the material on drawing plants). This is a great resource for teachers, outdoor leaders, and home school parents.
NGSS Crosscutting Concept Posters Are you a teacher? Would you like to decorate your classrooms with posters that remind you and your students of the big ideas in science and engineering? I have created free crosscutting concept posters. Print the grayscale posters and put them up today. Print the lineart versions for your students to color. Free download here.
The Naturalist Store
Visit my online store to buy signed books including the new Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling and my favorite naturalist tools. All of the items in my store have been field tested by me and my naturalist friends.