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Current Nature Journaling Classes

Current Nature Journaling Classes

Check HERE for currently offered Live and On-demand classes. What people enjoy about Melinda’s Classes: Melinda is an amazing teacher and her classes are very well organized. She nurtures an inclusive and supportive community so even newbies like myself don’t feel overwhelmed. Her style of 

Spark your Bird Love with Nature Journaling

Spark your Bird Love with Nature Journaling

Want to learn how to be a better birder? Curious about the birds at your feeder or singing in your yard? Spark your bird love with this nature journaling course.

Found nature objects: Sand dollars

Found nature objects: Sand dollars

Found nature objects: I have a collection of nature treasures that I keep on a nature table. Seedpods, stones, shells, leaves, etc.. When I can’t journal them right away, I leave them here until I’m ready. My daughter came home with these sand dollars a 

A little inspiration sparks wonder: Leaf quest

A little inspiration sparks wonder: Leaf quest

Earlier this month I led a nature journaling session about leaf diversity for the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club Online. I introduced some basics about leaf type, shapes, arrangement on the stem, and vein patterns. There are a bazillion examples in nature, and I focused 

Cahaba River: Virtual nature journaling trip (video)

Cahaba River: Virtual nature journaling trip (video)

Topic for today Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club (MBNJC) Member Amy Sides takes us down to get our feet “wet” at her nearby nature in Alabama to explore the Cahaba River and the special lilies that live there. We’ll be taking a virtual trip through 

A whale of a wonder: impromptu nature journaling

A whale of a wonder: impromptu nature journaling

A few days ago we came across a dead fin whale on our beach while on a walk, at Asilomar Beach, Pacific Grove, California. This was an unusual and wonderful opportunity for impromptu nature journaling. It was cold and windy but I managed to spend 

Sketching in the moment

Sketching in the moment

Being on screens so much these days for teaching, communication, emails, etc, I often don’t realize how much I am missing out on nature. I know that I need time out in the natural world to offset technology time and help me feel centered, and 

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day (video)

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day (video)

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day April 2021 You can see all the videos from event here: https://www.carmelriverwatershed.org/cwd-2021-recap.html  Melinda Nakagawa introduces how nature journaling can be used to improve your naturalist skills, and does an interactive demo.

Mindset matters: Small shifts for ease and joy in nature journaling (video)

Mindset matters: Small shifts for ease and joy in nature journaling (video)

Our beliefs and attitudes shape how we interact with the world, and with nature journaling. Sometimes we may get stuck in old beliefs that prevent us from moving forward. Whether you’re new to nature journaling or been journaling for a while, you’ll find something that 

Color walk in nature

Color walk in nature

This time of year there are so many colors emerging- various shades of greens to each color of the rainbow. One fun activity I like to do is a Color Walk. There are a few ways I like to do color walks 1. In person,