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Observing Nature: Nature Journals & The Intersection of Science, Literacy, and Art

October 20, 2020

Workshop Emphasis

In this four-part online workshop, participants will be introduced to basic drawing techniques, ideas for recording observations, and possibilities for extending journals into deeper explorations across multiple genres and disciplines. We’ll spend time discussing how nature journals provide opportunities for science learning during this period of virtual education and how they allow the process of inquiry to flourish for students of any age, and for any topic learners might pursue.

Workshop Is Free, Teachers Earn A $150 Stipend

Teachers will receive a $150 stipend for participation in all four sessions. Stipend will be awarded after the final session.

When & Where

This online workshop will take place over Zoom – link provided the week before the session.

Four Workshop Sessions, from 4pm – 5:30pm:

Tuesday, October 20th
Tuesday, October 27th
Tuesday, November 10th
Tuesday, November 17th

No session on November 3rd – Election Day


Caryl Crowell is a retired classroom teacher with over 40 years of experience as an educator. Caryl also serves as a Docent at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and is a founding member of Partners for Equitable Science Instruction.

Stephanie Pederson is a Resource Teacher at Borton Elementary School and leads their School and Community Garden program. She has worked in Tucson Unified School District for more than 14 years, as a special education teacher and as a middle and elementary classroom teacher.