Look closely…what do you see? The Chocorua Lake Conservancy is offering a workshop on the use of a nature journal as a means to focus observation and learning in the natural world.
Join naturalist and CLC Stewardship Director Lynne Flaccus at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth to make simple journals and practice observation skills and sketching. No experience is necessary to participate or to keep a journal about the natural world—just curiosity and a sense of adventure.
Simple, fun exercises will introduce participants to the use of drawing and writing to help you observe and learn about plants and animals all around you. Journaling is a fun way—and a scientific way—to keep track of changes in the natural world as spring rolls into summer. You can bring your own journal, or make one with us. All supplies will be available; you just need a pencil or favorite drawing or writing tool. If you have ever said, “I can’t draw,” this morning is for you. If you love to draw, but don’t make time for it, come join us for inspiration. All ages are welcome; 12 and under, please bring a helpful adult with you. The workshop is free, and registration is required. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 10 by calling 603-323-6252.
Later in the summer, we’ll have a field adventure along the shores of Chocorua Lake to practice journaling in the out-of-doors! This will be a standalone exploration with journals—the public will be welcome whether or not they participated in the April workshop.
About the Presenter:
Naturalist Lynne Flaccus has 30 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, managing protected properties, studying wildlife, and educating adults and children.