Time: 10:00 am
“Thinking Like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History ” Presented by John Muir Laws Learn how to get more out of every nature ramble. Developments in neuropsychology have opened doors in our understanding of the brain and cognition and how you can train yourself to see more and to be more curious about what you discover . Naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws will demonstrate simple and fun techniques you can incorporate into your own recreational nature study or to share with others. A perfect experience for teachers, home school parents, and anyone interested in taking their birding and nature study to the next level.
Time: 1:00 pm
per person + Park day use fee Keeping a nature journal is the most valuable thing you can do to improve your skills as a naturalist. Learn tips and techniques to help your keep your own journal of nature discoveries. Also learn how to develop observational skills and use simple tools to help you see more, investigate nature mysteries, and remember what you see. About John Muir Laws Naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws is in love with the natural world and has lived his live sharing this passion with others. He is trained as a wildlife biologist and is a Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences. Jack has taught nature education teacher since 1984 in California, Wyoming, and Alaska. He teaches the tools to help people develop as naturalists and stewards including, ways to improve your observation, memory and curiosity, conservation biology, natural history, scientific illustration, and field sketching all while having fun and falling more deeply in love with the world. In 2009, he received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in Environmental Education. He is a 2010 TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow with the National Audubon Society. He was the 2011 artist for International Migratory Bird Day. Laws has written and illustrated books about art and natural history including The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: a Hiker’s Guide (2004), The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007), and The Laws Pocket Guide Set to the San Francisco Bay Area (2009). He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his “Naturalists Notebook” column. He is the primary author and editor of the curriculum: Opening the world through Nature Journaling. Please call Sue at the CBTA office 209-795-1196 to reserve your space for the workshop.
Time: 1:00 pm
“Nature Journaling and Naturalist Skills” Presented by John Muir Laws 1 pm Keeping a nature journal is the most valuable thing you can do to improve your skills as a naturalist. Learn tips and techniques to help your keep your own journal of nature discoveries. Also learn how to develop observational skills and use simple tools to help you see more, investigate nature mysteries, and remember what you see. Call 209-795-1196 to reserve your spot