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Saving the environment through observation & journaling
Journaling is a wonderful and relaxing pastime and is now considered to be an effective way of releasing stress by jotting down your feelings and thoughts. Generally, it involves the practice of keeping a diary of anything and everything – events in your life, what you see in nature, quotes, phrases you like, perhaps even dreams. There is no right or wrong to journaling - it is an expression of your personality.
These summer holidays, Logan City Council along with Paula Peeters from Paperbark Writer will be giving children from ages 8 to 12 years the opportunity of getting out in nature and journaling what they observe and learn about their surroundings. No prior experience in drawing or writing is required, just the wish to have fun and learn something new.
Photo courtesy of Nature Journaling for Kids Event
From an early age, Paula was captivated by nature and realised the environment was in trouble. This set her on a path of a degree in science and ultimately acquiring a PhD in ecology. After years working for the state government environmental agencies and using the facts known, however, facts are not effective if human behaviour cannot be changed. With that in mind, Paula proceeded in looking at ways to engage people in nature and to awaken their concern in what was now happening to the environment.
This Nature Journaling For Kids Event is scheduled for Sunday 20th January 2019 from 9.30am to 11.30am. It is run by the Logan City Council for Logan residents. Exact location details are provided upon registering your child, however, the event will be held in Slacks Creek. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registering to attend this event is essential and closes on 17th January 2019.
If you think this is something as an adult, you would like to do, there is an adult nature journaling event on the same day, but in the afternoon. Check out these and other amazing events on the Logan City Council Website,