NATURE JOURNAL CLUB WALKS
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INTRODUCTION TO NATURE JOURNALING
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CURRENT CLASSES IN HOLLAND/ZEELAND/GRAND RAPIDS:

retreat locations vary (see bottom of page for details)

Experience the autumn season in a new way through nature journaling! Practice your skills as we slowly meander the trails and pause to sit, draw, write, ask questions, and record our observations. Learn new drawing and writing techniques specific to the walk theme while building community and connection. The Nature Journal Club Walks compliment Introduction to Nature Journaling and while taking the class prior to these walks is not required, it is recommended. 

@ The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing Park

8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, Michigan, 49460

SATURDAY| OCTOBER 1 | 10:00 - 11:30A | LEAVES

SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 6 | 10:00 - 11:30A | COLOR

SATURDAY | DECEMBER 3 | 10:00 - 11:30A | BIRDS

Many of us seek ways to better connect with nature. We want to learn its patterns and secrets, help protect its inhabitants, and gain an understanding of our place within it. Nature journaling helps us do this! Using words and pictures, we can record our observations, perceptions, and questions about the world around us. You don’t need to know anything about nature, drawing, or writing to begin and anyone can do it. You need only a willingness to ask questions, be playful, cultivate curiosity, and explore. In this course, you’ll learn how to begin a nature journal, a few drawing basics, and some simple tricks to help you be successful. Then, join us on Wonder Walks throughout the summer to practice your nature journaling skills.

SATURDAY| OCTOBER 15 | 10:00 - 11:30A

@ The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing Park

8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, Michigan, 49460

WONDER WALKS
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Practice your nature journaling skills as we slowly meander the trails and follow what catches our eyes. We’ll be pausing to sit and draw, write, ask questions, and record our observations. You don’t need to know anything about nature, drawing, or writing. These walks compliment our Introduction to Nature Journaling course and while taking the class prior to these walks is not required, it is recommended. *Journals are not provided

THURSDAY| OCTOBER 13 | 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Rosy Mound

13925 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417

THURSDAY| NOVEMBER 3 | 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Riley Trails

16295 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424

THURSDAY| DECEMBER 1 | 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Hemlock Crossing

8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, MI 49460

EMPOWER WALKS
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Want to hike in the parks but don't feel comfortable heading out alone? Come enjoy a brisk hike, meet new people, and build familiarity with a few of our county parks.

FRIDAY| OCTOBER 7| 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Upper Macatawa Natural Area West (84th Entrance)

FRIDAY| OCTOBER 21 | 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Paw Paw Park East

FRIDAY| NOVEMBER 4 | 9:30 - 11:00A

@ Riley Trails

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
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FULL MOON KAYAK TRIP

SUNDAY | OCTOBER 9| 7:30 - 9:30P

COLORS BY KAYAK

SATURDAY | OCTOBER 29| 10:00A - 1:00P

FALL COLORS WALK

SUNDAY | OCTOBER 16| 1:30 - 2:30P