Learn nature journaling at free Grey Towers program

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:08

MILFORD - Have you ever thought about trying to capture your impression of nature on paper, but weren’t sure how to do it? A workshop called Conservation Field Journaling will introduce the fundamentals of nature journaling and is planned for Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grey Towers’ National Historic Site in Milford. The session is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 15. The workshop will be held rain or shine. A materials list for what to bring to participate in the Conservation Field Journaling workshop is available at www.jl-studio.com/natjour. Field journals have helped mankind record natural events and settings for centuries. Now you can learn how to use words, drawings and your observation skills to record your own thoughts and feelings about your natural surroundings. In addition to some instruction, the workshop will include a brief historical perspective on how journals have been used to record nature in the past, by such noted individuals as Lewis and Clark, Aldo Leopold, and Gifford Pinchot. The workshops are offered as part of the US Forest Service Conservation and Arts Program at Grey Towers. For more information and to register call 570-296-9630 or visit the Web at www.fs.fed.us/gt.