Nature Journaling at Laguna Uplands Workshop with Marley Peifer

Nature Journaling at Laguna Uplands Workshop with Marley Peifer

June 5, 2021

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Date(s) - 06/05/2021
9:00 am-11:00 am

Laguna Uplands Preserve


Nature Journaling at Laguna Uplands Workshop with Marley Peifer

Date: Saturday, June 5
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Laguna Uplands Preserve
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Learn how to beautifully document your nature observations at Laguna Uplands Preserve with local nature journaling expert, Marley Peifer.

Enjoy the beautiful view at Uplands Preserve and take a mental health break by indulging in a new practice connecting nature, art, and science. We will create sketches and take notes of our encounters with the land using pencils, ink, and watercolors in a supportive and small group setting. By the end of the class you will have sharper eyes, better nature awareness, and a beautiful journal documenting your experience. No prior art experience is necessary! This workshop will take place entirely outdoors. Total walking will be at most 1 mile on flat but uneven terrain. A complete list of supplies to bring will be sent upon registration, including sketchbook and watercolor field palette. This outing is suitable for adults, but open to families with children 10 years and above, if the children are comfortable outdoors and self-motivated and focused around learning in nature.

Marley Peifer lives in Sebastopol where he practices gardening, wildlife tracking, and painting. He longs for a reintegration of art with science and words with images, a synthesis that he develops in his journaling. Nature journaling has been a fundamental practice for Marley ever since he discovered how it ignited his other interests and accelerated his learning.

There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Please note this is an in-person outing. All in-person events follow current Sonoma County health orders and guidelines for group activities to keep everyone safe during COVID-19. Masks and social distancing will be required and participants will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Please let us know in advance if you can no longer attend so we can offer a spot to someone on the waitlist.

If you have questions, please contact Allison Titus, Community Education Manager at

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