Join Jenny “Dolly” Siegfried and Delia “Heartrock” Clark as we explore the world of nature journaling, from learning about famous nature journalists of the past to creating our own nature journals in the present. This Ed-Venture will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the natural world and sharpen your observation skills as we work together on creating our own sketches and journal entries.
Curriculum level: All ages
When Jenny’s not teaching visual art to her favorite small artists and students, her love of hiking and illustration keeps her on the trail and making art in the outdoors. She’s partnered with NYC-based outdoor organizations to organize art-making experiences on local trails, was the Artist in Residence for the National Park Service in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2018, and has lectured on the importance and value of creative experiences from city to trail at a variety of venues, including the REI “Force of Nature” Women’s Speaker series, for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and at Harvard University. This summer, she’ll be heading to Pickens, South Carolina as the Artist in Residence for the Rensing Center.
Her artwork and adventures can be found at: jennysiegfried.com
Delia Clark is based in Vermont and is a frequent trainer and facilitator in place-based education, heritage interpretation, and community engagement throughout the United States and Central/Eastern Europe, for organizations that include US National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance, QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment, and IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). An avid hiker in the US and internationally, Delia’s wealth of trails management experience includes serving as board member for Appalachian Mountain Club, Stewardship Council member for Appalachian Trail Conservancy, co-chair of ATC’s Wild East Women, co-chair of the World Trails Network Knowledge Task Force, and trainer for Trail to Every Classroom, Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom, and Forest for Every Classroom for the past fifteen years. Delia is co-author of several books and manuals on place-based learning in public lands, which have collectively been translated into six languages (deliaclarkconfluence.com).