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Nature Journaling for Ecological Re - STORY - ation

“It’s not just the land that is broken, but more importantly, our relationship to land...we can’t meaningfully proceed with healing, with restoration, without “re-story-ation.” In other words, our relationship with land cannot heal until we hear its stories. But who will tell them?” 
-Robin Kimmerer

Here's What You'll Get

Five weekly 1.5-hour interactive group mentoring sessions via Zoom, and recordings of each class:

✅ How to Be a Story-Catcher 

  • Listen to the stories of the land ​​

✅The Web of Life

  • Ecology as a spatial system of relationships 

✅Intergenerational Nature Stories

  • Reclaim your natural heritage ​​

✅Sharing Your Nature Stories 

  • Inspire your community ​​

✅Future Ecological Vision 

  • Turn re-story-ation into re-story-action

Plus These Bonuses 

Private Online Community 

  • A space to ask questions, share your journals & stories, get personalized feedback, and make new friends

End-of-Course Celebration

  • Gather with your classmates to celebrate your journey, share your ecological visions, and move forward from this class with feelings of hope and a plan for action     

Great for beginners or experienced nature journalers -- ALL our voices matter

Not an art class -- you'll learn to use nature journaling as a process to help you be more present to the stories happening around you.

Cultivate a supportive community and develop consistency in your practice

You’ll end this class with a journal full of memories, a deeper sense of place, and the confidence that your actions make a difference.  

"Any class with Rebecca will be a joy! She is a thought leader in the nature journaling movement. She is approachable, encouraging, and kind, and challenges us to think about our connection to nature in a rich and personal way. Rebecca's participation and leadership in the nature journaling community has brought greater inspiration, connection, and depth to many of us and has deepended and enriched our practice." 

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- John Muir Laws

 "I am so humbled by the knowledge, wisdom and commitment of Rebecca. The gifts that she is imparting on so many, gives me hope! Thank you, Rebecca."

~ Participant comment from International Nature Journaling Week 2021

"Rebecca has a gentle way to guide her students to explore more, learn more, and experience more. Her passion for nature and warmth for her students always came through with each lesson."

~Workshop participant 

 

"I am a beginner in nature Journaling and if it wasn't for the guidance, encouragement and enthusiasm I have received my book would be empty. I am thrilled to have been in Rebecca's classes. Thank so much for your hard work and dedication."

~ Lauretta Wenger

 

"Rebecca's classes are a gentle guidance into encouraging others to express their writing in their own words. She is inspiring and accepting of all and a joy to spend time with learning!"

Meet Your Teacher
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Hi, I'm Rebecca Rolnick! I'll be your mentor and guide on this journey of reconnection and belonging. 

 I'm a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator. My mission is to conserve biodiversity and connect people to nature. I live in upstate New York and hold a B.S. in Conservation Biology with a minor in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. As a National Geographic Certified Educator, I am passionate about helping students develop a sense of curiosity and wonder, critical thinking skills, and environmental literacy through place-based learning. I'm also a judge for the Field Notebook module in the American Birding Association's "Young Birder of the Year" program. 

Questions?

All sales are final in order to preserve the feeling of a cohesive community in a small-group setting. Each class will be limited to 8 people.

If you have questions, or you're not sure this class is the right fit for you, send me an email at:

forestschooltoyou@gmail.com