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Cancelled: Nature Journaling: Workshop for Families

June 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We have decided to cancel this program due to the current state of COVID-19. Please check out our resource page for ways to engage children in nature at home. 

Being in nature has many benefits to children of all ages: cognitive growth through open-ended exploration, physical opportunities of all kinds, social and emotional learning growth through problem solving and small group play, stress reduction, and even more. Nature journals are a way for kids of all ages to connect more deeply to what they find through creative processing.

Nature journals are open ended journals that allow children (and adults!) to record their observations in whatever way they’d like. They help kids slow down and creatively explore nature.

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, we are experts on nature exploration and run activities for kids of all ages four times a week. We want to teach parents, caregivers, and kids how to do these activities and create their own nature journals.

This workshop is geared for families with kids 5 and up. We will help kids learn how to start their own nature journals, while adults learn from experts about how to do these activities at home, with a focus on how to nature journal in urban areas.

Each family will receive a small bound handbook to take home with more information on the topics covered in the workshop. In addition, every kid will get their own folded nature journal and families will receive a set of journaling tools.

Scholarships are available for each workshop. To apply, please fill out this form or contact if you have questions.

Preregistration is required.


Tickets are $30 per family/$24 per member family. Become a member today!


June 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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