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Tuesday, October 6
 

6:15am PDT

START HERE: FAQ, HOW TO USE SCHED, and CONFERENCE DISCOUNTS!
Welcome!

Here are some quick tips on how to use Sched to get the most out of the recorded Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2020 online:

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  • Click on the titles of the session or class to open that class. There will be a "Video Stream" button that will launch the recording of the class.
  • In the Zoom recording, you will find to the right of the video a rolling transcript of the class audio (it's not perfect but it does a great job if you have hearing difficulties; you can also use it to find a subject the speaker is addressing, click on that section, and it will jump right to it in the video).
  • The chat transcript is right next to the audio transcript; look to the top, there are two buttons to toggle.
  • Don't forget to scroll down to see all the information from the instructor, including downloadable materials (if provided).
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Other Information:

LIMITED EDITION WILD WONDER 2020 CONFERENCE POUCH
Head back to Eventbrite and select the Fundraiser Conference Pouch for a $100 donation—or, you can also order on JohnMuirLaws.com. The limited-edition Wild Wonder 2020 Conference Pouch will feature a print of the Great Horned Owl conference art by John Muir Laws as well as other goodies, including dot cards from Daniel Smith and QoR, nature journaling tools, and more. Pouches will be mailed after the conference and by November 10 at the latest, and domestic shipping is included. See the photo on this page or click this link to see the Wild Wonder 2019 conference pouch as an example. 

SPECIAL CONFERENCE DISCOUNTS
Visit our vendor area for special conference discounts from Heyday Books, UC Press, ArtToolKit, Greenleaf Blueberry, Peg & Awl, and more!

DONATE TO SUPPORT FUTURE EVENTS
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All proceeds from these fundraisers go toward supporting the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference and John Muir Laws' work.



Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:15am - 11:30pm PDT
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

8:45am PDT

MORNING POEM & THE DAILY NATURE JOURNALING CHALLENGE – John Muir Laws
> PLEASE REFER TO OUR FAQ FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO BEST USE SCHED!

Please click the VIDEO STREAM to view this as a recording!

Join John Muir Laws each morning of the conference for a greeting, a poem, and that days' Nature Journal Challenge! Complete your challenge and post a scan or good photo (cropped) of your page on the Nature Journal Club on Facebook and be sure to tag it #wildwonderchallenge and #wildwonderconference.

Wednesday's Nature Journaling Challenge:

Find something and put yourself beyond where you would usually stop observing. Jack chose a sweet potato from his fridge that is sprouting. He is going to journal about that sweet potato and observe beyond his usual simple observations. "There is always more." Find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
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9:00am PDT

40 YEARS PAINTING WILDERNESS: ARTIST-EXPLORER TONY FOSTER IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MUIR LAWS
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John Muir Laws and Artist-Explorer Tony Foster will share insights about their passions for art and nature in a live online format. This conversation offers an opportunity for these two artists to reflect on the similarities and differences in their philosophies, approaches to painting, and perspectives on environmental threats in the world. This session will be moderated by Kristin Poole, Artistic Director of The Foster, a museum in Palo Alto, CA, dedicated to sharing the watercolor Journeys of Tony Foster. The session will begin with a video introduction to The Foster and the lifework of artist-explorer Tony Foster.

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →
avatar for Tony Foster

Tony Foster

The Foster
British artist Tony Foster’s work is based on his journeys into the world’s wild places—rainforests and deserts, mountains and canyons, the Arctic and the Tropics. For more than forty years, he has been travelling on foot or by canoe, kayak or raft, making camp, and painting... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Poole

Kristin Poole

Artistic Director, The Foster
Kristin Poole is the Artistic Director of The Foster, where she stewards The Foster’s relationship with artist Tony Foster and other museums and art institutions. She supports Tony and The Foster through collaborations with many constituencies including The Foster’s Advisors... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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10:30am PDT

NATURE JOURNALING MINDSET: TIPS, TRICKS, TECHNIQUES FOR GROWTH, LEARNING, AND MOTIVATION
Please click the VIDEO STREAM to view this class as a recording! This program is being presented exclusively for conference attendees, and is not to be shared or copied without permission of the presenter and conference organizer.

Do you think you can’t draw? Is your perfectionism a problem? Do you want to spend more time actually nature journaling? Do you struggle with self-judgement or compare yourself harshly to all the “better” nature journalers? If any of these sound familiar, you will benefit from this workshop. Over the past several years, Marley has been developing and testing psychological strategies to help you achieve your nature journaling goals, learn faster, and feel better about your awesome self.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen for taking notes.

https://static.sched.com/hosted_files/wildwonder2020/ba/Mindset%20Class%20Homework.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Marley Peifer

Marley Peifer

The Nature Journal Show / MarleyPeifer.com
Marley Peifer is an artist, gardener, tracker, and educator. He longs for the reintegration of art with science and words with images, a synthesis that he develops in his journaling. He is passionate about learning, teaching, and fine-tuning awareness in nature. Few realms are untouched... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

ADVENTURE SKETCHING WITH MARIA CORYELL-MARTIN
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Prepare for sketching on your adventures, whether out in your garden or on mountain trails! We'll explore fundamental sketching techniques for creating colorful and expressive journal pages using ink and watercolor. We'll practice gesture, contour, and thumbnail sketches to quickly capture a sense of place and open up creative flow and inquiry. All levels welcome!

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

---Supplies used by Maria:
  •  Paper/Sketchbook: I recommend a minimum of 80lb paper for light watercolor/mixed-media. I prefer Moleskine watercolor journals and Stillman and Birn Alpha and Beta softcover sketchbooks. I used an Aquabee Super Deluxe 9” x 9” book in my workshop. 
  •  Waterproof Pen: try a waterproof pen such as a Sharpie Fine Pen or Copic Multiliner. You may also enjoy a brush pen or fountain pen. I love the Pentel Brush Pen and Platinum Carbon Fountain Pen which I used in my workshop. Other popular fountain pens for sketching include the Lamy Safari and Sailor Fude 55 pen. You can learn more about a selection of the pens I use on my blog.
  •  Watercolors: please feel free to paint with what you have! I prefer Pocket Palettes for their portability and versatile layouts. The Daniel Smith Essential Colors Set is a great starting place for watercolors. This blog post details the colors in my warm and cool Pocket Palettes from my workshop. 
  • Brushes: I prefer water brushes and travel brushes for field sketching. I like the oval barrel of Pentel Brushes, they don’t roll away! They are available in a standard and mini size, I typically use the medium tip. I use Rosemary and Co travel brushes and suggest a #8 round (such as the R10 Synthetic or R13 sable blend) as a fabulous brush to start with.
  • Extras: Collapsible water cup, paper towel or soft rag to wipe your brushes. I prefer using blue shop towels which can be rinsed and reused.
Discounts
Check out the special Wild Wonder program discounts! I am happy to offer all Wild Wonder participants a 15% discount on Art Toolkit supplies (art-toolkit.com) with the code WILDWONDER.

Links and information from the class:

Just in case you don't have access to Dropbox, here's the link to the Sched page with the PDF links to the handouts (scroll all the way to the bottom) https://wildwonder2020.sched.com/event/eGSk/adventure-sketching

Maria has shared how her studio is organized, including her beautiful brush setup, on her blog: https://expeditionaryart.com/blog/2018/03/studio-update/

Here's a slightly different palette that Maria has available https://expeditionaryart.com/blog/2019/11/expeditionary-art-palette/

If you have enjoyed this session with Maria, you can also see an interview she did with John Muir Laws, available on his blog: https://johnmuirlaws.com/drawing-hummingbirds-and-conversation-with-maria-coryell-martin-video/

Maria's palettes and art toolkit are available on her website, but be sure to check the special discount section on Sched first! https://art-toolkit.com/#toolkits



UPDATE FROM OCT. 8, FROM MARIA:
Hi Everyone,
Thank you to everyone who joined me live yesterday, I loved sketching with all of you! I’ve included a recap below of how to access the reference images and class notes, as well as a list of supplies, including what I painted with during our workshop.

I’d love to keep in touch! If you’re interested in joining me for a workshop, I have a few spots left in both my upcoming Cloudscapes and Atmospheric Landscapes workshops. I also invite you to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about upcooming events, demos, as well as Art Toolkit supplies.

You can see an archive of live demos on my Learn page, including a tour of my studio if you’d like to learn more about my space, and a wonderful conversation and demo I had sketching birds with Jack.

Finally, I’d love to have you join me with Daniel Smith and Jess from Greenleaf and Blueberry for a Wild Wonder Demo this afternoon at 4pm!
Happy sketching! Keep in touch and please let me know if you have any questions.

All my best,

Maria

hello@expeditionaryart.com
instagram.com/arttoolkit
facebook.com/expeditionaryart



Speakers
avatar for Maria Coryell-Martin

Maria Coryell-Martin

Expeditionary Art Inc
Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. In 2004, upon graduating from Carleton College, Maria embarked on a year-long Watson Fellowship to explore remote landscapes through art. This experience sparked... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

POETRY IN YOUR JOURNAL
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We’ll investigate the nature of poetry and the poetry of nature, enriching our journal-keeping practice by thinking like poets. Sarah will take the mystique out of poetry while expanding your appreciation of its power to open the senses and the heart.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rabkin

Sarah Rabkin

Juniper Editing
A keeper of field journals since the early 1970s, Sarah Rabkin is the author and illustrator of What I Learned at Bug Camp: Essays on Finding a Home in the World (Juniper Lake Press, 2011). She taught writing and environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz for 30 years, and has also... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

WHOLE-BRAIN TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING DRAWING
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Prepare to be inspired and challenged in this hands-on workshop that includes lots of quick drawing exercises to level-up your representational drawing skills. We’ll practice both left- and right-brain techniques to hone your observational skills, strengthen your hand-eye coordination, and bust free of creative blocks.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Elder

Christine Elder

SciLuminart Studio
I'm a naturalist, educator, and illustrator from Oregon. I teach nature sketching classes for both youth and adults locally as well as online. After the pandemic subsides, I hope to resume leading sketching retreats to Central American destinations.


Wednesday October 7, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

COPING WITH COVID THROUGH ART AND NATURE - FROM CORNWALL TO CALIFORNIA
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John Muir Laws and Artist-Explorer Tony Foster will discuss Foster’s Lockdown Diary, an artwork Journey created during COVID-19 lockdowns this Spring. Confined to home except for one walk each day, Tony constructed this daily diary of painted and written observations using the notes and drawings made during his regular outings. The resulting artwork beautifully illustrates Tony Foster’s pandemic stay-at-home experience in his own backyard of Tywardreath, Cornwall, England. This pre-recorded session will be moderated by The Foster’s Artistic Director, Kristin Poole.

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →
avatar for Tony Foster

Tony Foster

The Foster
British artist Tony Foster’s work is based on his journeys into the world’s wild places—rainforests and deserts, mountains and canyons, the Arctic and the Tropics. For more than forty years, he has been travelling on foot or by canoe, kayak or raft, making camp, and painting... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Poole

Kristin Poole

Artistic Director, The Foster
Kristin Poole is the Artistic Director of The Foster, where she stewards The Foster’s relationship with artist Tony Foster and other museums and art institutions. She supports Tony and The Foster through collaborations with many constituencies including The Foster’s Advisors... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Thursday, October 8
 

8:45am PDT

THURSDAY'S NATURE JOURNALING CHALLENGE – John Muir Laws
Join John Muir Laws each morning of the conference for a greeting, a poem, and that days' Nature Journal Challenge!

Today's poems are by Wendell Barry: "The Vacation" and "What We Need Is Here"

Click the YELLOW VIDEO STREAM button to watch the broadcast!

Today's challenge: Is about community . . . finding inspiration in others' work, absorbing it, and trying something similar on the same theme. But it's not "stealing" it's sharing! So find someone's shared work on Facebook, try something similar from the idea you like, and then when you share it, make sure you tag and name the person! This is how we learn and are inspired and grow community. Grow your ideas, honor others.

Complete your challenge and post a scan or good photo (cropped) of your page on the Nature Journal Club on Facebook and be sure to tag it #wildwonderchallenge and #wildwonderconference. 

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
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9:00am PDT

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES IN YOUR NATURE JOURNAL
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Colored pencils are an easy and fun way to start to add color to your nature journal. Learn fundamental layering techniques to help you build rich colors with precision and ease. These techniques will allow you to match the vibant colors and breadth of values that you see in nature.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen. Make sure your colored pencil kit includes: Black Grape, Greyed Lavender, and White (Prismacolor, available in my store), plus Process Red, True Blue, and Canary Yellow in Prismacolor OR Fuschia, Cadmimum Yellow, and Pthalo Blue in Faber Castell Polychromos.

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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10:30am PDT

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP - THE GEOLOGY OF THE SIERRA NEVADA
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Journals filled with plants and birds? What about geology? Ryan Petterson, director of Field Education, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, will introduce you to basic geology to get you started seeing and sketching the geology around you. Ryan promises to do his best to refrain from incomprehensible jargon while we visit several different locations in eastern California to see a broad range of California history, including volcanoes, glaciers, and ancient sea beds. Though we will certainly do drawing and sketching along the way, we will mainly focus on tips and processes for making observations about the geology that you can see for yourself. You will come away with a simple toolbox to start noticing and recording the stories in the landscapes and rocks that surround you.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

UPDATE FROM RYAN (SENT BY EMAIL):
I hope you had a great first day of the conference! I just want to give you some information about the Virtual Field Trip tomorrow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This should be a fun, low-stress trip. As always, your level of engagement is completely up to you. You can simply enjoy a guided tour of the geology of the Sierra Nevada, or you can get out your sketchbook, pens, and paints to journal along with me.
No special materials are required. I’ll be using a plain sketchbook and a basic ballpoint pen. If there’s time, I might splash on some watercolor. Feel free to use whatever medium you’d like! This virtual field trip will primarily be about seeing the rocks (even when there are distracting trees and birds!), starting to represent geology in your journals, and having fun with the wide-ranging, and often unexpected, stories that you can discover lurking in the rocks.
For the trip I will be sharing two different windows with you. One will be a document camera view of my sketchbook. You’ll get to see how I might sketch the features we’ll be seeing. I’ll also add some notes to help everyone follow along (correct spelling not guaranteed). In the other window will be the virtual field. These will be spherical photos, connected and mapped to help us immerse in the location. For those that have smaller screens, feel free to sit back and let me walk you through the tour. If you have a larger screen (or two screens! Me = Jealous), and your bandwidth can manage it, you can also have the virtual tour up in your own browser window. This will allow you to look where you want to look!
Either way, feel free to browse the tour beforehand. It is not intended as self-guided, but you can just wander around and explore. What do you notice on your own? What do you think you’d journal about if you were here by yourself?
http://web.stanford.edu/group/field-education/Sierra_Nevada/output/index.html

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Petterson

Ryan Petterson

Director of Field Education, Stanford University
Ryan Petterson is a geologist and the Director of Field Education in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. He has been teaching, conducting research, and leading earth science field trips for 20 years. He has taught geology field courses extensively... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

PageBREAKERS – 4 QUICK WAYS TO BREAK THE ICE ON A BLANK PAGE
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Never fear a blank page again with PageBREAKERS: 4 simple ways to quickly start a journal page. Use these rapid sketching tricks to warm up your eyes, get your pen moving, and open your curiosity floodgates. You'll leave with a fun toolkit of tricks to break the empty page.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Rutter

Kate Rutter

East Bay Sketchers Meetup / Intelleto.com
Kate Rutter is a visual journaler, sketchnoter, and recovering tech entrepreneur with an experimental and rambunctious visual practice. She believes observation is a window to the natural word, and advocates for bold experimentation as a path to wonder and curiosity. Kate teaches... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

MINIMALIST ON-THE-GO SKETCH KIT - SIMPLIFY YOUR GEAR AND PAINTS
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Do you find yourself struggling to carry a bulging field bag, filled with too many supplies you almost never use? Are you sometimes hamstrung because it takes you so long to set up your sketching gear that you don’t stop and capture small and delightful details? This class will be like a diet for your field sketching kit! Roseann has been keeping nature journals for 40 years, and has refined her gear to a light-and-fast stand-up field sketching kit comprising her easy-to-make (and inexpensive) field journal, a fountain pen, a single brush, and a mini paint kit with cyan, magenta, yellow, burnt sienna, and a dark blue (indanthrone). She’ll share her ideas and get you started with easy color-mixing with just 3-5 colors. Lighten your load, de-clutter your gear, and focus on what you love: observing, sketching, and painting.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, brush, and watercolors. For this class I use transparent, mostly cool colors (all Daniel Smith): manganese blue hue or cerulean; quinacridone rose; aureolin or chrome yellow (neutral yellow); burnt sienna; indanthrone blue (dark, warm blue).

Speakers
avatar for Roseann Hanson

Roseann Hanson

Art and Science Program Coordinator, Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Roseann Beggy Hanson is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and the author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life.She is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She studied... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

PANEL - WITH EXPEDITIONARY ART, DANIEL SMITH PAINTS, & GREENLEAF & BLUEBERRY
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Join moderator Roseann Hanson and panelists from Expedition Art (Art Tool-kit), Greenleaf & Blueberry, and Scott Stevenson of Daniel Smith to talk about paint, especially for using en plein air! Each panelist will give a talk and demo, and we’ll leave plenty of time for questions from you.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen for taking notes.

Speakers
avatar for Jess Greenleaf

Jess Greenleaf

Founder, Greenleaf & Blueberry
Jess Greenleaf is the founder of Greenleaf & Blueberry, a small art supply company that specializes in handmade supplies for the traveling artist, including handmade watercolors made by hand slowly in small and micro batches using muller and slab.  Jess received a BFA in Art History... Read More →
avatar for Roseann Hanson

Roseann Hanson

Art and Science Program Coordinator, Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Roseann Beggy Hanson is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and the author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life.She is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She studied... Read More →
avatar for Maria Coryell-Martin

Maria Coryell-Martin

Expeditionary Art Inc
Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. In 2004, upon graduating from Carleton College, Maria embarked on a year-long Watson Fellowship to explore remote landscapes through art. This experience sparked... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

CARBON IN CALIFORNIA'S ABYSS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE HUNGRY - A Keynote Presentation by Dr. Crissy Huffard of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Life on Earth depends on carbon. It’s in our cells, our homes, and our drawings. When carbon enters the ocean, it follows a complex path--for better or worse--through seawater, plants, microbes, and animals to the seafloor. Join Dr. Crissy Huffard as she shares the changing story of carbon in the deep sea off the central California coast. Starring: Peniagone sp. A—arguably the most charismatic sea cucumber you’ll ever see, The Benthic Rover—the world’s only fully autonomous seafloor rover, Salps—our most underappreciated invertebrate relatives, Plastic—the villain, and You—the story’s illustrator.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Huffard

Christine Huffard

Dr. Crissy Huffard broadly studies how marine animals respond to changing environments. She earned a PhD from UC Berkeley, conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and worked for several years with Conservation International Indonesia... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Friday, October 9
 

8:45am PDT

FRIDAY'S NATURE JOURNALING CHALLENGE – John Muir Laws
Good morning! We had a technical glitch this morning and lost Jack's broadcast halfway through!

Please click the VIDEO STREAM to view this as a recording! 

But rest assured here is the challenge:

Either connection or change
Start off by doing a word picture with either the word “change” changing or the word “connection” connecting. Be creative! Just a doodle across the top of the page. Let that inspire what happens next. Create a journal page where you actively look for and explore that idea!

Join John Muir Laws each morning of the conference for a greeting, a poem, and that days' Nature Journal Challenge! Complete your challenge and post a scan or good photo (cropped) of your page on the Nature Journal Club on Facebook and be sure to tag it #wildwonderchallenge and #wildwonderconference.

Today's poem:

“How to Paint a Donkey” by Naomi Shihab Nye

She said the head was too large,
the hooves too small.
I could clean my paintbrush
but I couldn’t get rid of that voice.
While they watched,
I crumpled him,
let his blue body stain my hand,
I cried when he hit the can.
She smiled. I could try again.
Maybe this is what I unfold in the dark,
deciding for the rest of my life,
that donkey was just the right size.


Jack also shared this quote from Rachel Carson, ocean ecologist and author of Silent Spring.
This is an excerpt from Carson's book, The Sense of Wonder:
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.”



Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
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9:00am PDT

JOURNALING ON TONED PAPER - A BEGINNER'S CLASS
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Working on toned paper with colored pencils and other media, Mattias will teach you how to take advantage of the toned paper color to add some diversity to your journal. Mattias will cover the basics of value (shading) with toned paper, and then progress to working from a live subject or photograph of your choosing.

SUPPLIES: Toned paper or toned-paper journal (Strathmore makes a toned tan journal; there are also grey journals from Artenza and others); colored pencils, 12-24 set (John Muir Laws recommends Polychromos Artists’ Color Pencils and sells a set on his website JohnMuirLaws.com ); pencil; black pen; Sakura white gelly roll pen; white gouache and brush. If you want to invest in additional gouache colors, a good mini setof 24 colors by Royal & Langnickel is available on Amazon for less than $20.Journal and pen for taking notes.

Speakers
avatar for Mattias Lanas

Mattias Lanas

MattiasLanas.com & TheFoster.org
Mattias Lanas grew up in Santiago, Chile, where family visits to the seashore fostered a love for natural history. After studying Earth Systems at Stanford, he completed the Science Illustration Certificate Graduate Program at California State University, Monterey Bay. In fall 2019... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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10:30am PDT

PANEL: WHAT'S IN YOUR FIELD KIT?
Join moderator Roseann Hanson and panelists Fiona Gillogly, Kate Rutter, and John Muir Laws for a peek into all of our field bags—what do we carry, and why?

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON FROM EACH PARTICIPANT. PLEASE GIVE US A FEW DAYS!


FIONA GILLOGLY KIT HIGHLIGHTS: _______________________________________________________________________________

ROSEANN HANSON'S KIT HIGHLIGHTS: 

Here is a link to resources from my classes, including images and explanations of my field kit (two large photos of everything, with captions of all the details and most brands:
https://www.exploringoverland.com/constantapprentice/2020/10/5/wild-wonder-nature-journaling-conference


Write-ups about my field sketching kit and journal can be found here:
https://www.exploringoverland.com/search?f_collectionId=5c4c8c5d168c730001761e18&q=journal%20%2B%20kit





Questions asked during the class but not answered live:

  • Roseann was your leather bound journal handmade or can you tell us the brand? Thanks.

Answer: It’s a handmade cover with a simple leather binding. There are several tutorials on how to make one here: https://www.exploringoverland.com/search?f_collectionId=5c4c8c5d168c730001761e18&q=journal%20%2B%20kit


  • Does anyone use recycled paper for journaling? What do you think about it?
You can definitely find recycled paper journals — they won’t work well with watercolor because it’s wood pulp rather than cotton. Most watercolor paper is 100% cotton.

  • Please say a bit more about the Magnifyer feature on the IPhone?
    It’s in the “Accessibility” settings. Mine is “triple click” the home button or side button (iPhone 11) and it opens. It’s great! Even better on the iPhone 11.
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KATE RUTTER KIT HIGHLIGHTS:

Good places to shop:Note: Anything with a "+" I use ALL THE TIME
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Always with me:
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In the Pencil Case:
    + Regular sharpies
    - Sharpie pen
    + Zebra Zensations Super Fine Tip Brush Pen, Black
    + ZEBRA MILDLINER Highlighter pen markers, Mild Gray
    - Micron Pigma archival ink pens in: .03, .01, .005 (tiny!)
  • Pencils/erasers:
    + Mechanical pencil x 2 (keep losing them in the field)
      Fave: Zebra M-301 Mechanical Pencil
     + Photoblue pencil
     Graphite wash pencil (can stroke with water to create a watercolor-like wash)
      General's Sketch & Wash Pencils
      All-graphite pencil
      Pentalic woodless graphite pencil 8911 - 4B (very soft lead)
      Blending stump
      White pencil
      White China marker (for resist)
     + colored pencils: Yellow (highlight things!), Grey (shade things!)
     + Mechanical eraser
     Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Round 2.3mm
     Eraser, Staedtler Mars Erasers, White
  • Tools:     - tiny folding scissors (try Daiso)
     - pencil sharpener
     - Engineer rule
     - Plastic ruler, metric + US customary scales

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* Primary Kit:

Speakers
avatar for Roseann Hanson

Roseann Hanson

Art and Science Program Coordinator, Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Roseann Beggy Hanson is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and the author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life.She is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She studied... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rutter

Kate Rutter

East Bay Sketchers Meetup / Intelleto.com
Kate Rutter is a visual journaler, sketchnoter, and recovering tech entrepreneur with an experimental and rambunctious visual practice. She believes observation is a window to the natural word, and advocates for bold experimentation as a path to wonder and curiosity. Kate teaches... Read More →
avatar for Fiona Gillogly

Fiona Gillogly

FionaSongBird.com
Fiona Gillogly, age 17, has loved art and nature since she was a little girl. In 2016, when she discovered nature journaling and the work of John Muir Laws, she was thrilled to find something that combined these two things she adored. Fiona has become a passionate nature journaler... Read More →
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

INSECT DRAWING INTENSIVE
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Figure drawing with bugs! Practice your animal drawing skills with live arthropod models from the teaching collection of Dr. Stephanie Dole, a.k.a. Beetlelady. Stephanie will share tips and tricks for drawing insects, spiders, and other terrestrial arthropods. Then we will spend time observing and drawing live models together.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Dole

Stephanie Dole

Beetlelady LLC
Stephanie A. Dole, Ph.D. has been educating the public about insects since 1997. She has extensive experience as a scientist, educator, and researcher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Entomology from University of California, Davis, and her Ph.D. in Entomology from Michigan... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS FOR NATURE JOURNALERS
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Learn fundamental strategies to help you draw any subject including preliminary gesture sketches, using a Non-photo Blue Pencil, blocking in masses, simplifying values, seeing negative shapes, and using cross contour lines. Building these skills will help you start any drawing and be able to draw what you see.

SUPPLIES: Journal, Non-Photo Blue Pencil, graphite pencil.

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP - COLOURS OF AUSTRALIA
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Australia is an ancient land with unique landforms and colours; from Uluru at the country's 'red centre'; to the dusky haze of the Blue Mountains; to the muted greens of a eucalyptus forest. In this class, we will go on a virtual field trip to some of Australia's most striking places, taking in the unique colours of this land. Then, using a simple palette and a little bit of colour theory, we will practice mixing these colours, learning to create bright mixes and also how to mute colours to match what we see. This is a colour mixing class with a twist!

SUPPLIES: Bethan will teach basic triad mixing and you don’t HAVE to have all these! You can work with what you have, but here is her list:

Winsor blue Green Shade (Winsor & Newton) (which is actually phthalocyanine blue green shade in other brands).
Quinacridone Magenta (Winsor & Newton)
Hansa Yellow Light (Daniel Smith)

And:
French Ultramarine (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm blue)
Scarlet Lake (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm 'fire-engine' red)
New Gamboge (Winsor & Newton) or Quinacridone Gold (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm yellow)

Note that most pre-made watercolour sets have a variation on these six colours.

UPDATE, SHARED BY EMAIL OCT. 8:
Hello again friends,
I hope you’ve enjoyed the first day of the conference! What a buzz there has been in each of the classes!!

I am very much looking forward to chatting with you on Friday October 9th at 4pm Pacific time, in the class Colours of Australia, for a bit of colour mixing and exploring some wild places together. 

Earlier this week I sent a message with a link to a colour mixing resource I prepared for the class. There is one extra colour mixing handout I wanted to send you ahead of time. It is a Colour Mixing Cheat Sheet which you can find using this link:
www.journalingwithnature.com/colour-mixing

Here is the link again to the Colours of Australia resource for those who didn’t see it: 
www.journalingwithnature.com/wild-wonder
https://www.journalingwithnature.com/species-list

Both of these handouts can also be downloaded right from the Sched website, under the class descripion, if that’s easier for you.

The reason why I’m sending both documents ahead of time is so that on Friday we can spend less time going over colour theory and more time exploring the colours of Australia!

See you very soon.
Warmly,
Bethan Burton

www.journalingwithnature.com
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SENT VIA EMAIL OCT. 11:
As the conference draws to and end I want to say a last ’THANK YOU’ to you for attending this amazing event and for being part of my little class Colours of Australia on Friday. I forgot to mention during the class that I’ve created a handout which is the species list of the animals and plants that we looked at, with both bright and muted colours, as well as the names and latitude and longitude of the landscapes we talked about. You can access the species list here:
https://www.journalingwithnature.com/species-list

There were many, many gorgeous colours in the Australian landscape and wildlife that I wanted to share with you but couldn’t, due to the time (like the golden beaches, Great Barrier Reef, Blue Mountains, to name just a few). I plan to prepare some more videos for YouTube to do some more colour explorations across this land, so keep an eye out for those.

Please feel free to connect through my website or social media. I would love to stay in touch! And please do tag me if you create a page with the colours of your own landscape. I would genuinely love to see what you create.

Very warm wishes and happy journaling!
Bethan Burton

journalingwithnature.com

Speakers
avatar for Bethan Burton

Bethan Burton

Journaling With Nature
Bethan Burton is an artist and environmental educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology and a Master of Environment majoring in Education for Sustainability. She teaches nature journaling to all age groups and is passionate about connecting people... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

LIMITLESS MIND - LEARN, CREATE, AND LIVE WITHOUT BARRIERS - Keynote by Dr. Jo Boaler of Stanford University
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Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific evidence from neuroscience and education showing that there is a different way to teach and learn, available to us all. When we take a limitless approach to learning—in school, work, our creative endeavors, and in life—new and different pathways open up to us, leading to higher, more equitable, and more enjoyable achievement. In this session, we will explore the power of a growth mindset and how we can help it take root by coupling it with this limitless approach. We will examine effective strategies to mute our inner critic, stop comparing ourselves to others, and find joy, confidence, and freedom…in our creative work and in our lives. At the end of the main talk, John Muir Laws will join Jo Boaler for a live Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Dr. Jo Boaler is the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, and a maths teacher in London comprehensive schools. Her PhD won the national award for educational... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Saturday, October 10
 

8:30am PDT

SATURDAY'S NATURE JOURNALING CHALLENGE – John Muir Laws
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SCROLL DOWN FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGE AND TODAY's POEMS!

Join John Muir Laws each morning of the conference for a greeting, a poem, and that days' Nature Journal Challenge! Complete your challenge and post a scan or good photo (cropped) of your page on the Nature Journal Club on Facebook and be sure to tag it #wildwonderchallenge and #wildwonderconference.

TODAY'S CHALLENGE: Time travel
We’re going to be time traveling. What you do today in your journal changes who you are. The idea of neuroplasticity is that our brain changes depending on what we do. Even though it’s a challenge to get out and put something in my journal today, it sets up the habits for tomorrow. Tomorrow, it’s going to be that much easier. The effort you put in today, you reap the benefits of tomorrow. Habits are hard to start, but once you get into that routine, beautiful things happen.
Name the voice of your fixed mindset and your inner critic. Put a face on it and a name on it. When it shows up, recognize it and politely ask it to step aside and tell it that it is not welcome here at this time.
Create a love letter of celebration of nature, of the world and your place in it, using words, pictures, and numbers to find something in nature that your heart is celebrating. Take some time that is going out into the object, then take some time that is going in. Write a letter to your future self. Fold that page in your journal over, tape it, date it, and open it a year from now to read it. If it’s too personal to share on the Nature Journal page, write some text telling what it is about.

POEMS FROM TODAY:
Forgetfulness, by Billy Collins (click here to listen to the author read it)

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,

something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.

Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue
or even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.

It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall

well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.

No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.

and

This Much I Do Remember, by Billy Collins

It was after dinner.
You were talking to me across the table
about something or other,
a greyhound you had seen that day
or a song you liked,
and I was looking past you
over your bare shoulder
at the three oranges lying
on the kitchen counter
next to the small electric bean grinder,
which was also orange,
and the orange and white cruets for vinegar and oil.
Alll of which converged
into a random still life,
so fastened together by the hasp of color,
and so fixed behind the animated
foreground of your
talking and smiling,
gesturing and pouring wine,
and the camber of you shoulders
that I could feel it being painted within me,
brushed on the wall of my skull,
while the tone of your voice
lifted and fell in its flight,
and the three oranges
remained fixed on the counter
the way that stars are said
to be fixed in the universe.
Then all of the moments of the past
began to line up behind that moment
and all of the moments to come
assembled in front of it in a long row,
giving me reason to believe
that this was a moment I had rescued
from millions that rush out of sight
into a darkness behind the eyes.
Even after I have forgotten what year it is,
my middle name,
and the meaning of money,
I will still carry in my pocket
the small coin of that moment,
minted in the kingdom
that we pace through every day.
- Billy Collins



Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am PDT
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9:00am PDT

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP - THE ATACAMA DESERT
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Join naturalist and author Roseann Hanson on a virtual field trip to northern Chile’s Atacama Desert—using a combination of her own video and images plus Google Earth, she’ll take you on an exploration of this extreme environment to find vicuñas, hot springs, and live volcanos high in the Andes. She’ll walk you through metadata, page layout, and using a variety of unique “views” to capture a landscape during a field trip—including zoom-out, zoom-in, and “3-D cube” cutaways (John Muir Laws style).

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

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For the handout from THIS class, more details on Roseann’s field kit, and other materials on minimalist painting approach please visit her website: https://www.exploringoverland.com/constantapprentice/2020/10/5/wild-wonder-nature-journaling-conference 

She will also posted pages from her journal here on Sched (see clickable documents below) as well as in the blog post (see link above).

Additionally, there was a panel “What’s in Your Field Kit?” Friday. She, John Muir Laws, Fiona Gillogly and Kate Rutter have their lists in Sched.



Speakers
avatar for Roseann Hanson

Roseann Hanson

Art and Science Program Coordinator, Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Roseann Beggy Hanson is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and the author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life.She is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She studied... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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10:30am PDT

SKETCHNOTING YOUR NATURE EXPERIENCES WITH MIKE ROHDE
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Learn insights into how Mike sketchnotes experiences such as travel, food, football games, and latte art throw-downs. Mike shares his process of sketchnoting experiences as they happen, or after the fact. These principles can be applied to any kind of experience documentation. Be ready to apply these ideas in the session with your own pen and paper.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen.

EMAIL FROM MIKE, SENT OCT. 9:

Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook here. I’m excited to share Sketchnoting Your Nature Experiences Workshop tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:30am Pacific Time!

I’m going to walk you all through what sketchnotes are, offer tips for sketchnoting if you are new to drawing and will share my approach and principles around capturing experiences as sketchnotes.

Because we are all Zooming into this session, and will not be in person, I’m sharing a website with you tonight. This is the reference for the sketchnote we will be creating together tomorrow. Please load this up in your browser as we start tomorrow’s session — feel free to study this evening if you like!

Mountain Bluebird
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/mountain_bluebird


Mike Rohde

UPDATE FROM MIKE ROHDE OCT.10:
Hey all!

I wanted to share some of the resources shown in the session from popular demand, so here you go!

My books:

The Sketchnote Handbook
https://rohdesign.com/handbook

The Sketchnote Workbook
https://rohdesign.com/workbook

The Sketchnote Ideabook
A heavyweight paper sketchbook designed for sketchnoters
https://sketchnoteideabook.com

My website and social links:

Rohdesign
https://rohdesign.com

Sketchnote Army
https://sketchnotearmy.com
https://sketchnotearmy.com/podcast

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/rohdesign/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/rohdesign/

Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikerohde/

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rohdesign/

Tools and books from the session:

Sharpie S-Gel Pen
https://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-S-Gel-Medium-Assorted-Colors/dp/B082PMS7TB

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Portable-Pocket-Medium-2Refills/dp/B00N9UUWLA

Neuland Markers
These are the color markers I used in the sketchnote, get 15% off with code amb290425
https://neuland.com

Baron Fig Confidant - Pocket Size
https://www.baronfig.com/tools/confidant/classic

Hobonichi Techo
https://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/

Streaming tools from the session:

Camo
How I show my iPhone camera on my Mac
https://reincubate.com/camo/

SHAWE Cell Phone Holder
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P7Z1FWL

Zoom H1n Microphone
https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H1n-Handy-Recorder-Model/dp/B078PTM82R

Webcam: aoni A31
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/computers/hands-on-review/hands-on-review-the-aoni-a31-full-hd-webcam

If you have questions, drop me a line!

Mike

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rohde

Mike Rohde

Founder, Rohdesign Studios LLC
Mike Rohde is a designer and the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He evangelizes sketchnoting and visual thinking literacy around the world. He’s a principal designer and visualizer at Johnson Controls. That team helps groups... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

SKETCHING ANIMALS AT REST & IN MOTION
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When you are trying to capture a moving animal target on a journal page, it is helpful to understand a bit about how their bodies work and move, and how that compares to the movements of our human bodies. In this session, we'll get familiar with the characteristic postures and poses of mammals and birds as they go about their business and enjoy moments of repose.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen.

UPDATE FROM MARK, OCT. 8, via email:

Mark Simmons writes:
Hello, everyone!

I hope you’re all enjoying the conference so far. It’s been pretty much non-stop great stuff! Hopefully we’ll make it to the weekend without our heads exploding from too much awesomeness.

As promised, I’ve put together a couple of handouts for our Saturday class, Sketching Animals At Rest & In Motion. I’ve posted these on our class page, over at the main schedule site

[see this page]

If, for some reason, you’re having trouble, I also put these handouts in a Google Drive folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ojbcLNDnTc9nKzgJJJrlFdE6GkjQ9I53?usp=sharing

The first handout, wildwonder_animals_handout.pdf, includes a brief introduction, a few tips on quick-sketching animals, and some detailed notes on mammal and bird movement. You don’t need to study the movement notes ahead of time! I just put them in because I’ll reference these notes in my presentation without discussing them in detail, and I thought that might be frustrating if you didn’t have them yet.

The other handout, wildwonder_animals_images.pdf, contains some photos we can use for drawing practice during the class. Most of these are my own pictures, but Ashok Khosla very kindly gave me permission to include some photos of birds in flight from his wonderful website "Seeing Birds" (https://www.seeingbirds.com/). We won’t use all of these during the class, but we should have time for a couple.

Enjoy the conference, and I’ll look forward to drawing with you on Saturday!

UPDATE FROM MARK OCT. 10:

Hello, everyone! Thank you so much for attending today’s Sketching Animals at Rest & in Motion class (or viewing the replay in the future, depending).

As I mentioned, I’ve posted my slideshow presentation (in PDF format) on the Sched site:

https://wildwonder2020.sched.com/event/eGU3/sketching-animals-at-rest-in-motion

And also in this Google Drive folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ojbcLNDnTc9nKzgJJJrlFdE6GkjQ9I53?usp=sharing

The slideshow file is "wildwonder_animalmotion_mini.pdf". You’ll also find a handout with some general tips and movement notes, and a set of practice images, including some awesome birds from Ashok Khosla’s "Seeing Birds" website (https://www.seeingbirds.com/).

I packed a lot of material into today’s class, and I salute you for hanging in there! Hopefully these notes and files will help you revisit the parts that went by too quickly. Feel free to quiz me about things by email and in the Facebook Nature Journal Club group, too! Sketching animals is a pretty deep subject, and as you may suspect, it’s one I always enjoy talking about.

All the best, and happy critter-drawing!

--  Mark

P.S. I gather some people were asking about other Mark-related information and resources. I don’t have a lot available online, aside from a couple of recordings of past Nature Journal Club workshops, and my website (http://www.ultimatemark.com/) and social media presence have been a little neglected. If I’m doing something exciting, I’ll probably mention it on Facebook and possibly on my Twitter account (@toysdream). Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

UltimateMark.com
Mark Simmons is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, specializing in comics and graphic recording. He teaches figure drawing at the Academy of Art University, and has run classes in cartooning, sketching, and wildlife illustration for SF Bay Area institutions such as the Nature... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

EXPLORING MYSTERIES IN YOUR NATURE JOURNAL
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Join us and learn how to upgrade your curiosity, geek out with scientific wonder, build an inquiry toolkit, and find delight in the littlest things. Learn how to think like a naturalist with wonder, awe, and evidence. Discover how to ask more and richer questions, how to follow those questions into a place of deeper curiosity and discovery, and how to propose answers from your own observations, all while having fun!

SUPPLIES: An open mind, journal, and a pencil

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →
avatar for Fiona Gillogly

Fiona Gillogly

FionaSongBird.com
Fiona Gillogly, age 17, has loved art and nature since she was a little girl. In 2016, when she discovered nature journaling and the work of John Muir Laws, she was thrilled to find something that combined these two things she adored. Fiona has become a passionate nature journaler... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

THE GESTURE OF TREES
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How to capture the spirit of those old souls? Learn various techniques for sketching and painting the gestures and energy of specific trees in your journal through hands-on exercises that help simplify them while maintaining their individual characteristics.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meuser

Kristin Meuser

On the Trail Nature Journaling
Kristin Meuser has been painting the land in various mediums for more than 35 years. Several years ago, her love of nature lead her to the San Francisco State University Sierra Nevada Field Campus, where she studied nature journaling with Jack Laws, watercolor with Andie Thrams, and writing with Sarah Rabkin. Her career as a graphic designer gives her journal pages a sense of structured variety and a delightfully cohesive overall effect. She has been teaching watercolor nature jour... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY MIKE ROHDE, author of The Sketchnote Handbook
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Mike Rohde is a designer and the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He evangelizes sketchnoting and visual thinking literacy around the world. In this talk, Mike will share how he has applied drawing as a thinking tool that's been so beneficial in his life and work. He will discuss about how the practice of drawing has driven his thinking process, and he will include many samples from a work and personal applications. This evening will include a Q&A with Mike.

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Mike Rohde

Founder, Rohdesign Studios LLC
Mike Rohde is a designer and the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He evangelizes sketchnoting and visual thinking literacy around the world. He’s a principal designer and visualizer at Johnson Controls. That team helps groups... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Sunday, October 11
 

8:30am PDT

SUNDAY'S NATURE JOURNALING CHALLENGE – John Muir Laws
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Today’s challenge:
Fall more deeply in love with the world… with a place, an object, with whatever you are more deeply observing. Feel the barriers begin to fall away, so it no longer is an it, but becomes a thou. Every journal page can become a song of love and connection with the world. Use all the tools in your toolkit to walk across that bridge and fall more deeply in love. You can do an INIWIRMO (I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of) to fall in love with the world, but you can also turn it inward to yourself.

Poems:
Mary Oliver
Messenger

My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
astonished.
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

Richard Brodigan
Your Catfish Friend


If I were to live my lifein catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
of my affection
and think, "It's beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
somebody loved me,"
I'd love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
at peace,
and ask yourself, "I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them."


Join John Muir Laws each morning of the conference for a greeting, a poem, and that days' Nature Journal Challenge! Complete your challenge and post a scan or good photo (cropped) of your page on the Nature Journal Club on Facebook and be sure to tag it #wildwonderchallenge and #wildwonderconference. 

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am PDT
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9:00am PDT

IMPROVE YOUR LAYOUTS WITH COMPOSITION THEORY
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NOTE: THIS RECORDING WAS UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 17, 2020. We re-filmed this course to improve clarity. There are also new free PDF downloads. 

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Join professional artist and calligrapher J.P. Panter for an introduction to page layouts using graphic design theory. She will share hierarchy tips and tricks that will help you form simple underlying structures and create uniformity in your journal.

SUPPLIES: Journal and pen.

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NEW, added Nov. 17, 2020 – JP's Favorite Supplies List:

Pencil & eraser
JP uses a variety of Mechanical pencils her favorites are;

Mitsubishi Uni “lead holder” for 130mm leads
https://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-Lead-Holder-2-mm-HB/pd/1576

Lead refills (2mm, “B” grad)
https://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-Lead-Holder-Refill-2-mm-HB-Pack-of-6/pd/1580

Mitsubishi Karu Toga Roulette Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm
https://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Kuru-Toga-Roulette-Mechanical-Pencil-0.5-mm-Silver-Body/pd/6548

Also sold at CW Pencil Enterprise on the East Coast
https://cwpencils.com/collections/mechanical-pencils/products/kuru-toga-roulette-mechanical-pencil-5mm

Tombow “Mono Zero” eraser and refills
https://johnmuirlaws.com/product/mono-zero-eraser-round-fine/ 

Tombow “Mono Zero 2.5mm rectangle eraser”
https://www.jetpens.com/Tombow-Mono-Zero-Eraser-2.5-mm-x-5-mm-Rectangle-Silver-Body/pd/1749

JP’s blue pencil:
Prismacolor “Col-Erase” No. 20044
https://www.jetpens.com/Prismacolor-Col-Erase-Colored-Pencil-Blue-20044/pd/16329

And sometimes she also uses a: Mitsubishi “Vermillion / Prussian Blue” pencil
https://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-Vermilion-and-Prussian-Blue-Pencil-5-5-Hexagonal-Body/pd/12707

You can find several different of dual red-blue pencils to try out here, CW Pencils
https://cwpencils.com/collections/specialty-pencils

Colored pencils (red & blue, maybe a light gray)
(Prismacolor and or Faber Castel brands)
Scissors
Toned paper
Butcher paper, craft paper, toned tan sketchbook paper
Triangle
45* angle.
Ruler
Long enough to measure out the longest edge of your sketchbook. JP carries in the field a small Westcott brand stainless steel ruler that is 6’ and or 15mm.

An additional excellent tool;
An Alvin Parallel Glider
https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-296-Professional-Parallel-Glider/dp/B000HF04MM

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JP also offers a "mini class" in the form of a 30-page PDF that includes a lot of the information from this class but then expands much more deeply into theories and other visual composition elements and ideas. You can find it here: https//jppanter.selz.com/categories/featured


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avatar for J.P. Panter

J.P. Panter

Artist, Thistle Creek Studio
“J.P.” Panter is a professional artist with a BFA in Painting with special emphasis on watercolor from Western Michigan University, and partial MFA in Illustration from acclaimed Academy of Art University in San Francisco. (Partial: attended, not completed.) She has had a business... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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10:30am PDT

TINY WORLDS - ZOOMING IN TO SEE COMMON SUBJECTS IN NEW WAYS
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In this class, we will look closely at small natural items and enlarge them in our sketchbook to show off all of their intricacies. Rosalie will show you how to get proportions right when you enlarge items on your page, and she’ll share several tips for capturing small details and textures. By taking mundane objects such as a pinecone or an acorn and blowing them up to show their unique patterns and textures, we will discover how nature journaling helps us see everyday things with newfound appreciation. You will be invited to find a few of your own tiny natural objects for class to reference, or you can draw inspiration from the objects that Rosalie will work from in the class.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them. Gather a few objects to dive into details such as textures and patterns: an acorn, a pinecone, a nut, a feather. A hand lens will be useful.

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UPDATE SENT BY EMAIL OCT. 11:

Hello everyone!

I had so much fun creating with you today during my Tiny Worlds workshop, and I hope that you did too! I’ve added some exciting resources to the Tiny Worlds class page on Sched and I wanted to make sure that you’re aware of them. They are all available on my class page here.

  • I made a handy-dandy PDF handout, "Tiny Worlds Takeaways," that summarizes today’s session and provides some extra information. 
  • I uploaded my PowerPoint presentation to Sched and the file name is "Slideshow." 
  • I also uploaded an in-depth booklet called "Materials Booklet", which is a compilation of my favorite materials with descriptions and links to each one. 
ALSO! If you’d like to continue to learn with me, here are some options! 
Thanks again, and I hope you continue to find beauty and curiosity in the tiniest aspects of nature... no matter where you look! 
~ Rosalie

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avatar for Rosalie Haizlett

Rosalie Haizlett

Rosalie Haizlett is a conservation-focused illustrator who specializes in creating vibrant, hand-painted visuals to help people see and appreciate the natural world in a deeper way. She is based in the Appalachian Mountain region, where you can often find her hiking around the forest... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

CREATIVE LETTERING FOR JOURNAL PAGES
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Beginning with a brief overview of letters, fonts, and styles, Deb will demonstrate how to create lettering: plain, cursive, and decorative. She will show various ways of adding color, gradations, shadows, and other bells and whistles to enhance your words and letters in your journal. Using page samples from her journals, Deb will problem-solve and demonstrate how to add text and lettering to a "finished" page. Questions and requested demonstrations are welcome!

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

UPDATE FROM DEB SENT OCT. 10 BY EMAIL:
So thrilled that you are participating in this awesome conference. It’s been amazing so far and I’m sure there are more great experiences yet to come.
I just want to give you a heads up about some handouts that I’ve posted, should you want to download them. You do not NEED them for the class, but you might like to have hard copies in hand. There are some font samples and a copy of graph paper that I will be using in my demonstration. 
The writing tools I’ll be using are:
no-photo blue pencil;
pigma MICRON PN and 08 pen,
Gelly Roll #10 or #8 white pen,
uni POSCA PC-1M .7mm bullet shaped pens (various colors,)
PrismaColor pencils (colors on hand,)
chisel tip pens (ie: highlighters, sharpies,)
Absolutely none of these tools are necessary for you to have, this is just informational because I’ve noticed people ask a lot about tools used. :)
look forward to seeing you all on Sunday…

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Deb Brady

Deb Brady is an illustrator, graphic artist, and avid nature enthusiast. Her day job is as a sign artist at Trader Joe’s, where hand lettering and layout of shelf signs and display boards (no computers) awoke a whole new respect for words, creative lettering, and styles, and made... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP - A PLANKTON MICRO-EXPEDITION
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Explore a live plankton sample freshly collected from near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. Meet a special guest from the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and learn about what makes the plankton here so special. Then dive into the microscope with Jan and virtually explore a world of living jewels (organisms with frustules of opal!). Jan will share her journal and a Scanning Electron Microscope image of a local diatom. Together we will try different sketching techniques and learn how to use drawing and journaling as a tool for deeper learning.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

EMAIL UPDATE FROM JANAI:

Hello wild and wonderful people,
I am very grateful to have been part of such an amazing event. I want to thank all the people behind the scenes who created this virtual space for artists and naturalists and inquisitive people to learn and share and wonder together. If you joined in the live plankton field trip I hope you found a few new questions for your journal.  If you were unable to attend live, the recorded session is now available on Sched. 
I am happy you were willing to dive just below the ocean surface, and explore the world of living plankton. There is so much amazing life lurking just out of sight, and the impact it has on our blue planet is overwhelming to me. Hopefully the next time you look out over the ocean you might stop to wonder (and maybe journal a little) about the vast world of plankton just beneath the waves.
I am including the links I referenced or shared during the field trip at the end of this message.
There was a question about permits during the field trip. I want to clarify my answer. I realized after the field trip that there were participants from all over the world. Please be safe and if you want to collect plankton PLEASE check with your local agencies about local regulations and observe all safety recommendations. Be safe and informed. 
I would enjoy connecting with you if you have questions or if you want to geek out about the microscopic world. My email is pacificplankton@gmail.com
Or you can find me on your social media platform of choice here at my flowpage I included special discord instructions at the end of this message. https://www.flow.page/pacificplankton 
Plankton Micro Expedition LINKSJustin Holl from Greater Farallones National Marine SanctuaryFarallones Guest speaker - Justin Holl 
http://farallones.noaa.gov/
https://farallones.org/schoolprograms/ 
Justin Holl  -  justin.holl@noaa.gov
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Visitor Center Manager
Numbers and Data and Phytoplankton ID tools for your Journal
NOAA local Tide station link
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=9414290
The Ocean Data Center Phytoplankton Key from UC Santa Cruz 
http://oceandatacenter.ucsc.edu/PhytoGallery/index.html
UC Davis collects data at Fort Point 
https://boon.ucdavis.edu/obs/shoreline/fortpoint
Alternative earth scale info links
https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/all-earths-water-a-single-sphere
The links below are not from the pacific, but are wonderful plankton reference http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5631/1/occ_pub_25.pdf
http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6360/1/Zooplankton%20guide%2027.pdf

Microscope and Camera and equipment
Canon 6D Mark II Body
https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-6d-mark-ii-body
Zeiss Primo Star
https://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/int/products/light-microscopes/primo-star.html
The Dark Side SEMDr. Jeffery R. Stone took all SEM images follow or find him 
Faculty website: http://faculty.indstate.edu/jstone/
Instagram (Photography):  https://instagram.com/jefferyrstone
Instagram (SEM): https://instagram.com/sem_indiana_state/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/diatomsattack
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/diatomsattack
Facebook - Lab: https://www.facebook.com/ISUPaleolimnology
If you want to join the discord server using the link https://discord.gg/KBkWRwE  you need to click on the water drop in the #Rules! Section. If you have any questions, email me and I will try to help you get connected. I am new to discord so we can learn together.
Be well and stay safe
Jan Southworth
pacificplankton@gmail.com

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Janai Southworth

PacificPlankton
Here, on the edge of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, I explore the stunning local marine plankton with my microscope, my camera, and my Nature Journal. My interest lies at the intersection of art and science. For several years I have volunteered with the Greater Farallones National Marine... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

ECOREPORTAGE - FIRE ECOLOGY AND HOW TO DRAW A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
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Take a field trip through time and explore an ecosystem after a wildfire. We will start with the fire, wander through the burned canyon, and then observe and draw as plants, animals, and fungi regrow and return to the area over the next five years, with many examples and strategies from Robin’s sketchbooks.

SUPPLIES: Journal, pen, colors and brush if you have them.

UPDATE OCT. 12:

Hello Nature Journalers!
What an amazing experience we all shared last week at Wild Wonder. I am so grateful to have been able to learn with you. And in awe of the work done by Jack, Beth, Roseann, and all of the hosts and moderators.

I am writing to follow up on my workshop yesterday, "EcoReportage - Fire Ecology and How to Draw a Changing Landscape." Thank you so much for traveling with me on a journey through time to explore fire and ecosystems. I loved all of your insightful questions. There are a few there was not time to answer (thank you, Melinda, for capturing these!), so I wanted to send you my responses. I’d like to encourage anyone who has further questions about fire ecology, ecoreportage, or my specific projects to email me. Please also let me know if you would like to be involved in future workshops or discussions about these topics. You can reach me at: robinleecarlson@gmail.com.
Here are the questions:

1. Can you visit burn sites after or do you need permission?
This is entirely dependent on the site. For example, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve was closed to the public for nine months after the 2015 fire and is closed again now after the fire this August. As a University of California Natural Reserve property, it is managed to ensure public safety, and there are dangers at the site like easily erodable hillsides and dead trees that might fall unexpectedly. In contrast, the Cache Creek Conservancy, where I participated in the prescribed/cultural burn, remained open to the public the entire time. The burned area was small and did not have any of the dangers that might be created by larger fires.
2. How do the rodents/small creatures survive/reappear?
Rodents that burrow are often able to survive the fire underground as long as the heat does not penetrate too deeply into the soil. Many rodents, of course, will not survive, and these species will eventually repopulate the area by moving in from surrounding areas as soon as their food plants have started to regrow in the burned area.
3. Did invasive species become an issue as the area progressed past the fire event?
Invasive species responses to fire are a fascinating topic! While it is absolutely true that fire creates a disturbed environment that can be ripe for exploitation for invasives, it is also the case that fire (especially regular, low-intensity fire) can favor native species that have adapted to this type of fire regime, and can help remove invasives that come from climates where fire is not as regular an occurrence. At Cache Creek Conservancy, they have observed important reductions in some widespread invasives, like nonnative grasses and thistles, and they see natives like deergrass, purple needlegrass, gumweed and more coming back strong!
4. Is safety a concern with the ash in terms of getting exposed to carcinogens and such?
The ash is fairly rapidly incorporated into the soil, so unless you are visiting right after the fire (which is not advisable for the safety reasons mentioned above), visiting periodically after fire is not likely to expose you to greater levels of carcinogens. Certainly, as those of us living in fire-prone areas saw this summer, we are exposed to far more smoke cumulatively from fires across the region than we would need to worry about visiting a single site.
5. Do the Tortoiseshell butterflies live in the Bay Area or only in the mountains?
California tortoiseshells (Nymphalis californica) are migratory. They overwinter in foothill canyons like Stebbins, where they lay eggs on various species of California lilac (Ceanothus sp.). The new generation heads north and upslope in the spring, where they lay eggs on higher-altitude species of Ceanothus. When these eggs have hatched, fed, and pupated, they return to the foothills in the fall to start the cycle over again.
All the best,
Robin Carlson
https://robinleecarlson.com/

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avatar for Robin Lee Carlson

Robin Lee Carlson

Natural Science illustrator, Robin Lee Carlson Illustration
Robin Lee Carlson is a natural science illustrator with a particular interest in how landscapes and ecological communities change over time. Her art is based on observing and documenting the world around her as it unfolds. Robin started out as a biologist and spent sixteen years managing... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

This Is Your Brain On Paper. Any Questions? Keynote Presentation by John Muir Laws
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Join John Muir Laws for a fun and fascinating journey through the brain and psychological research that reinforces how and why we keep a nature journal. Learn how we can utilize our nature journals to enhance our memory, attention, curiosity, thinking, metacognition, wonder, gratitude, and connection to each other and the natural world.

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John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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