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Nature Journaling

by  Chattahoochee Nature Center

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This field-based experience combines science, writing, and art to help students develop a broader understanding of the natural history of their environment by using the wonderful natural setting at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Our interactions with nature will reinforce sci­ence skills. Science is a process that requires freedom for curiosity and creativity to answer one’s questions about the natural world. Embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery as you combine art, writing, and science to create a stronger connection to the natural world. 



 

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $125.00
Point to Point Premium: $100.00



Length

75 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Community Interests, Fine Arts, Gifted & Talented, Literacy, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science, Writing


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom
Microsoft Teams



Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

When you schedule a program, we reserve a slot in the calendar for your group, and we commit staff and resources to ensure you an exceptional educational experience. Please review the following cancellation policy for the Chattahoochee Nature Center:
- All programs take place rain or shine (indoor space is available).
- Reschedule a program up to 4 weeks before scheduled date without penalty.
- Subject to availability.
- Cancel a program up to four weeks before scheduled date without penalty.
- If canceled less than 4 weeks from scheduled date, deposit will not be refunded. Schools with an unpaid balance will not be able to schedule another program until the balance is paid.

About This Provider

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

Roswell, Georgia
United States

Our passionate and knowledgeable naturalists bring STEAM and environmental education into your curriculum and classrooms. We would love to have the opportunity to share our ambassador animals, beautiful trails, ponds and river with you and your students. These first-hand learning field experiences will help your students get connected to nature. Our educational programs are offered both in-person here on our site grounds or in your school, and virtually. You can learn more about our programs on our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org. 


Contact:
Rebekah Dolan
scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org
(770) 992-2055

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with asking the students questions to inspire them to create something in their nature journals.
2. Take students to Homestead trail, point out/have students observe & detect flowers, ponds, trees, colors, sounds and textures.
3. Ask students what they sense about what they saw including- changes in sounds, temperatures, textures underfoot, smells, sights, everything as you walk along the trail. What do they enjoy most about being outdoors.
4. Next students will have 25 minutes of journal writing time.
5. Afterwards, students will have the opportunity to share their journal entries.

Objectives

Students will use curiosity and observations to develop communication through a collection of writings, sketches and drawings.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

- Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.
a. Keep records of investigations and observations and do not alter the records later.
b. Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.
c. Make sketches to aid in explaining scientific procedures or ideas.

Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry.
Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
a. Clear and active communication is an essential part of doing science. It enables scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism by other scientists, and stay informed about scientific discoveries around the world.

2a - Formulates personal responses to visual imagery.
a. Uses a sketchbook for planning and self-reflection.
3b - Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
b. Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g., color, line, shape, form, texture).

State Standards

Georgia
GPS Reference:
S3CS1 a; S3CS5 b; S3CS8 b; S4CS5 b; S4CS8 b; S5CS1 a; S5CS5 b; S6CS1 a; S7CS1 a; S8CS1 a; VA3MC 2a; VA3PR 3b; VA3PR 2a; VA4MC 2a; VA4PR 1e; VA4PR 2a; VA5MC 2a; VA5PR 1e; VA5PR 2a; VA6PR.1a; VA6PR.4d, e; VA6C.2b; VA7PR.1e; VA7C.2b; VAHSVAPR.2a; VAHSVAPR.5a; VAHSVAC.3d; VAHSDRPR.2a; VAHSDRC.3c; VAHSPAC.3c

S3CS1 a; S5CS1 a; S6CS1 a; S7CS1 a; S8CS1 a; - Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.
a. Keep records of investigations and observations and do not alter the records later.
S3CS5 b; S4CS5 b; S5CS5 b -Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.
b. Make sketches to aid in explaining scientific procedures or ideas.
S3CS8 b; S4CS8 b - Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry.
Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
b. Clear and active communication is an essential part of doing science. It enables scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism by other scientists, and stay informed about scientific discoveries around the world.
VA3MC 2a - Formulates personal responses to visual imagery.
a. Uses a sketchbook for planning and self-reflection.
VA3PR 3b - Creates artworks based on personal experience and selected themes.
b. Creates artworks emphasizing one or more elements of art (e.g., color, line, shape, form, texture).