Nature Journaling for Homeschoolers at Chatfield Farms: Miniature Landscapes

Learn how seeing the big picture of a landscape painting becomes easier when we break it down into smaller parts. Join us as we focus on the scenery and landscapes of Chatfield Farms, all while capturing our questions and observations in pages for a natural journal.


Nature Journaling is a practice that encourages close observation of the natural world. Taking notes, collecting measurements and making illustrations are all components of a robust nature journal. The Nature Journaling for Homeschoolers program offers homeschoolers and their grownups the opportunity to work side by side to examine the environment from a fresh perspective. During these guided programs we'll connect illustrations with scientific observations to allow us to think about the world around us in new ways.


Program Location: This program takes place entirely outdoors at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128.


Audience: Homeschool Families with Children ages 8-12.


Price: $12 non-member child, $10 member child; $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult.


Registration Instructions: One participating adult is required for your group. Additional adults and non-participating siblings should purchase or reserve general admission tickets. Nonparticipating adults and siblings are welcome to join the program as observers or explore Chatfield Farms on their own.


Special Instructions: The Gardens supplies each registered participant with loose leaf watercolor or mix media paper to complete the days observations and journaling exercises. The instructor will have observation tools, drawing and art supplies on hand for participants to use during the program. Families who are experienced with nature journaling are welcome to bring their own journaling supplies to use during the program.


Cancellations: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week's notice are non-refundable.

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