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The Thielke Arboretum, is pleased to announce its FIFTH ANNUAL NATURE JOURNALING WORKSHOP for elementary level students.  


Nature Journaling Session 1 for students entering Grades K-2.  Session 1 meets Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd, from 9:30 to 11:30.  The cost is $40 per child for the two days, materials included.   


Nature Journaling Session 2 will follow this for students entering Grades 3-5, W-Th-F, August 23, 24, 25th, from 9:30 to 12:00.  Cost is $60 per child for the three days, materials included. 


Outdoor tips:  Use sunscreen, bring a hat, water  bottle, insect repellent, and sunglasses. This is a rain or shine event.  Please dress accordingly.


Registration is limited to 12 STUDENTS FOR EACH SESSION to enable each participant to receive individualized attention. Therefore, EARLY registration is advised. 




In this 2 or 3 day workshop, students will be encouraged to develop a close relationship with their natural surroundings through guided experiences that will cultivate curiosity, promote observation, provide hands on activities, and present individualized reflective writing and drawing, using a multitude of materials appropriate for the ages, to keep each experience alive.  Resources and field guides will be provided to extend each participant’s knowledge of nature, according to selective interest areas. Participants will create a personalized nature journal that they will be able to share with family and friends. What a wonderful way to answer the predictable back to school question about what did you do this summer! 


Give your children the gift of an exciting outdoor experience at the Thielke Arboretum.  What better way to end the glorious season of summer than to relax, reflect, and enjoy nature before a different pace of life draws us in!  All proceeds from this workshop are earmarked for the proposed Thielke Arboretum Environmental Education Center, a small facility on a piece of land that is not wetlands, that would allow for additional workshops, programs, and Arboretum administrative staff onsite.

Outdoor tips:  Use sunscreen, bring a hat, water bottle, insect repellent, and sunglasses. This is a rain or shine event.  Please dress accordingly.