Nature journaling is a great way to start your students connecting with the outdoors. Not only do they draw pictures of what they see, they can also record any observations or thoughts they have. This helps them appreciate their natural surroundings and hopefully be more motivated to take care of them. 

There are no rules for how to nature journal, so each student’s book will probably be quite different. Generally, every entry should include the date, time, place, and weather. For a list of ideas on how to get started, just click HERE. At the end of the session, students who are willing can share their journals with each other. They will most likely be inspired by their classmates work and get ideas for future entries. And don’t forget — teachers can keep a nature journal too! 

 

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Written by Samantha Bell