Let’s Explore! Writing About Nature
Nature is all around us. Nature is the tall trees, fireflies, and blades of grass. It is the pink-grey earthworms, tiny snails, and spotted lady bugs. It is the wild flowers growing in sidewalk cracks and the Forsythia skirting around lawns and ditches. Nature is the families of fallow deer, pigeons, and squirrels that share Washington, D.C. with us. Let’s Explore! Writing about Nature will use films and creative tools to help students observe, record, and write about the natural world buzzing all around us. Students will learn and apply creative writing skills to produce a unique short story or poem. What are you waiting for? Let’s explore!
This workshop is intended for ages 9-11.
Taught by Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell is a professional science writer and science documentary producer. Her work has appeared in US News and World Report, the Discovery Channel, and the BBC in London. She has experience and training in mindfulness, meditation, and non-violent communication (NVC), which she incorporates into classroom instruction and classroom management.