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Nature Journaling for Kids during Social Distancing

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Cambridge School Volunteers has been posting weekly mini-lessons on nature journaling since April 6, 2020. These video and other resources are posted at

The free, online resource draws on the organization’s experience offering Art & Science in One, a one-to-one mentoring program that brings entire classrooms of fourth- and fifth-grades outdoors to develop nature journals.

Art & Science in One provides four hours of required training and then carefully matches each mentor to one student. The program is embedded in the science curriculum, with CSV staff and classroom teachers present at all sessions, which are led by AS1 Program Instructor Erica Beade.

Due to the closure of schools and the launch of remote learning, AS1 has been indefinitely postponed for 2020. Learn more about the program here.