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Roseann Hanson

Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Art and Science Program Coordinator
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 journalism and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, and has worked in the American Southwest, Mexico, and East Africa as a conservationist, naturalist, and writer.

She is author of a dozen natural history and outdoor books, including the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac with her husband Jonathan Hanson, and San Pedro River: A Discovery Guide, both of which include her nature journal data and art. Roseann is a lapidary, metalsmith, and watercolor artist, and for several years she has worked on significant cultural heritage projects, including long-term work with the South Rift Land Owner’s Association – an all-Maasai cultural preservation group in Kenya. Her diverse work has involved tens of thousands of miles of overland driving experience on four continents, from the deep backcountry of Mexico’s Sierra Madre to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, and from Arctic Canada to the deserts of Australia’s Red Centre.

Roseann enjoys integrating conservation, science, outdoor skills, and cultural awareness into her work. Currently she is coordinator for the trans-disciplinary Art and Science Program at the 117-year-old Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, part of the University of Arizona College of Science. Through the Desert Lab and other institutions she teaches nature writing and nature journaling and field notes for biologists. She was named a Fellow of both the Explorers Club in the U.S. and the Royal Geographical Society for her conservation and expedition work.

You can find her on social media at https://www.facebook.com/roseannhansonexplore or https://www.instagram.com/roseannhanson and be sure to check the Conference specials section for special discounts to her nature journaling book and supplies.
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