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Nature-Journaling in Nashville (for Homeschool Families)

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If your homeschooling family is interested in nature-journaling with others, come just us this 2024-2025 school year! Using John Muir Laws videos as prompts, we will practice the habit of paying attention and recording what we see.

The children keep a dated record of what they see in their nature note-books which are…a source of pride and joy, and are freely illustrated by drawings (brushwork) of twig, flower, insect, etc. – Charlotte Mason, School Education, p. 236

Here’s info to file away for next year:

WHO: Charlotte Mason homeschool families (or non-CM families who are interested!)

WHAT: Regular meetups to hike together, see what we notice and implement a nature-journaling concept. Everyone will be assigned (via email) a 10- to 15-minute video to watch ahead of time. Then we will meet up to hike and practice the video’s concept.

WHERE: Various parks around the Nashville area, especially on the east side of the city and its suburbs.

WHEN: First and third Fridays, beginning in September, taking a break in December, and running through the school year.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: A nature journal for every student (and moms!), colored pencils and/or watercolors with brushes. Field guides also welcome.

There is no part of a child’s education more important than that he should lay, by his own observation, a wide basis of facts towards scientific knowledge in the future. – Charlotte Mason, Home Education, p. 264

To join us, send a message using the form below and you’ll be on the list for this next year.