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Workshop – Nature Journaling for Kids (ages 8-12)
March 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
You won’t need to leave your home to engage and reconnect with nature in this workshop with Naila Moreira.
Learn to make illustrated nature notebook pages from your own encounters with wild or urban nature. What animals, plants, insects and natural objects have you seen? How do they interact with their environment, and with you?
No drawing or writing experience required! If you are able to spend ten minutes outdoors in your backyard during the workshop, that’s great. If not, inspiration can come from a houseplant, family pet, shell, pinecone, or even stuffed animal. Come to live stream prepared with paper or a notebook; pencil. Colored pens, crayons, markers, etc. are fine too!
Want to buy Naila’s book? You can!
Sadly though you’ll have to wait. THE MONARCHS OF WINGHAVEN is forthcoming in Spring 2022 from Walker Books US. In this middle grade novel, two young naturalists struggle to save a plot of land in their town; meanwhile, they record their adventures and natural history observations in journals throughout.
I am a writer, journalist and naturalist living in western Massachusetts. My published work includes science journalism, nature writing and poetry. I also write for children.
I teach at Smith College in the Jacobson Writing Center and as a lecturer. I served as the Writer-in-Residence at the Northampton Forbes Public Library for 2015-2018, and as artist in residence at Shoals Marine Laboratory in 2018.
You can listen to or read brief interviews with me at NEPR, Writer’s Voice (starting 32 minutes in), Write Angles and Straw Dog Writers Guild. Links on my website, http://www.nailamoreira.com/
I received my Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Michigan.