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Learn techniques and strategies for incorporating scientific sketching and nature journaling into students’ science notebook routines by engaging in the activities yourself. These exercises are about close observation and focused attention; you do not need any artistic skill to be successful at scientific sketching or nature journaling. Additionally, nature journaling has been shown to be an effective practice to add to a teacher’s Social Emotional Learning toolkit. This workshop is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.


Dana Atwood-Blaine, Associate Professor/Jacobson Elementary STEM Follow, Department of Curriculum & Instructor, University of Northern Iowa

  • Session: Morning #1
  • Title: Enhancing Science Notebooks with Scientific Sketching and Nature Journaling
  • Date: March 31, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 -11:20 a.m.
  • Location: Schindler Education Center 218, University of Northern Iowa

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