Upcoming Field Trips, Nature Journaling Conference, and Bird Art Contest for Children
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Nature Journal News: October 2019 Update
October Nature Journal Workshop: Tracking For Journalers: The Secret Language of Nature
October 8-9, various locations
Do you want to take your nature observations to the next level? Do you want to see more animals and understand more of what is going on around you? Join this illuminating class with Marley Peifer to learn how tracking and nature journaling combined can make you a much more perceptive naturalist. We will go over fundamental tracking knowledge, awareness exercises to make you more observant, and specific ways to enrich your journal pages with a tracking perspective. Marley will also share photos, stories, and journal pages from tracking adventures on three continents. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration necessary, $20 suggested donation.
October Event Calendar
Nature Journal Club Field Trip: Hawk Hill and Point Bonita Lighthouse: Sunday, October 27
Watch hawks trace circles in the sky from rolling hills in the Marin Headlands. Besides its wide-screen vistas of the Pacific and the Golden Gate, Hawk Hill offers fascinating wildlife experiences. It is the best place to witness the fall raptor migration and provides habitat for the mission blue butterfly. We will meet at Hawk Hill at 10am, learn about raptors, and enjoy a potluck lunch and drawing demonstrations. Later in the day, we will enjoy spectacular views from Point Bonita Lighthouse. If rain is forecasted for the day of the field trip, the trip may be canceled or relocated to an indoor venue. Check the program description Sunday morning before leaving for updates and changes. The program is open to all ages and ability levels. No registration necessary. $20 suggested donation.
Sunday Field Trip Details and Directions
Gratitude for the First Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference
Thank you to everyone who helped create the first Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference! Because of the dedicated work of our conference leadership committee, our fantastic teacher team, our generous sponosors, and more than 50 volunteers, our conference included 3 days, 275 students, 18 teachers, 78 classes and field trips, two happy hours, three evening talks, and lots of fun, wonder, beauty, and community. Good news: There WILL be a Wild Wonder 2020, and we will share dates and details soon on the website below and in this newsletter. 
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Bay Nature Magazine 2020 Local Hero Awards
I am honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Bay Nature Magazine Local Heroes Environmental Educator Award, which recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions to public understanding and awareness of the natural history and ecology of the San Francisco Bay Area, through research, teaching, field trips, journalism, and/or other media.
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San Mateo, CA 94402-9998.
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