After school science club

Join BioNook's Afterschool Science Club for exclusive access to online scientific workshops for middle school students and interactive career discussions. Registration is required and space is limited.

A woman writing with a mountain in the background

Session One: Fall into Nature Journaling
Thursday, October 29
4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Grades 7-9


Drawing from nature is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to discover the plants and animals around you. There is crossover value for everyone: practice drawing from life; hone observation skills; deepen knowledge of the natural world. With simple sketching techniques we can develop our ability to really see the details of what is going on around us.

Join natural science illustrator Sandy McDermott, left, as she introduces students to the art of creating nature journals, with an emphasis on using drawing as a tool for observation. The session integrates science, writing, and drawing with the goal of helping students to observe and connect with the natural world immediately around them. The intention is for students to continue to use nature journals as part of their regular curricula and daily lives as learners. No drawing experience is necessary. Sample entries are below.

Registration is now closed. For more information contact Amy Tremblay at tremblay@wi.mit.edu.

Journal page

Journal page

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