Reading the Earth: The Language of Nature
A hands-on, exploratory, week-long workshop… in the woods!
July 22-27, 2012
Spend five days at Cuyahoga Valley National Park working with a team of naturalists, writers, artists and teachers in the humanities to enhance your writing through an appreciation of the natural world.
What You'll Do
- Renew your love of (and increase your knowledge of) the natural world
- Discover what happens when creative writers pair up with naturalists to unpack “the language of nature.”
- Tap into your own spirit of exploration, trying out new writing and arts techniques linked with naturalist inquiry
- Explore methods of teaching to develop students’ knowledge of where they live via place-based education
- Read with new eyes the world around us, plus the work of exciting contemporary and traditional naturalist poets, essayists and fiction writers
Designed for …
- Teachers and other educators
- Writers of all levels (fiction, poetry, nonfiction)
- Anyone interested in renewing connection with the natural world through literature, writing, naturalist study and the arts
More About Reading the Earth
Register online here.
Contact Claire Parson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments from previous participants:
"I really appreciated the number of staff available; they were always so generous with their time and knowledge."
"I learned some techniques that I can use in the classroom—some art experiences and ways to make art and writing less threatening to students."
"I had a wonderful experience here."
It was the best workshop I have ever attended."