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Field Class: Nature Connection and Writing Workshop Series with Julia Waters

Join poet, birder, and nature educator Julia Waters in a workshop series where participants will have the opportunity to connect to nature through their senses, using the biodiversity of three different Pacific Northwest landscapes as inspiration. Participants are invited to deepen their relationship with the natural world through writing prompts, exercises, and nature connection practices.

Workshop Details

The first workshop will focus on nature connection and self-reflection, the second workshop will involve collaborative writing practices, and the third will be centered around community and personal growth. There will be time during each session to ponder, write, walk, and share, inviting participants to connect to others, nature, and themselves.

We will walk between .5 and 1.5 miles, both sitting and standing. The workshops will be held outdoors, so dress for the weather and bring rain gear if it is forecasted. Hot tea will be provided prior to each session, and a portable bathroom will be available at each location. *The fee covers all three sessions in this series. See locations and dates below.

Locations, date and time
Willamette Park: April 15, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Powell Butte Nature Park: April 22, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Whitaker Ponds Natural Area: April 29, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

No birding or writing experience is necessary. Supply list is included below.

Join us for a sensory-based workshop series!

In this workshop, Julia will guide participants in sensory-based nature connection and writing exercises at three different birding hotspots. Hot tea will be provided.



Distance: up to 2 miles at any location
Elevation changes: Between 0 and 600 feet
Trail: Mostly paved wide trails, some dirt paths
Pacing: Slow stroll
Rest stops: 2 minimum

Sun exposure: Mostly exposed with shade available
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Portable bathroom, free parking
Public transit available at each site:
Willamette Park (in West Linn: 1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068) TriMet bus #154
Powell Butte Trimet bus #74 or #9
Whitaker Ponds TriMet bus #75

Workshop Series Details

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April 15
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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