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Writing About Nature Retreat 2014 | May 12 – May 17

Your writing can ignite a love of nature in young readers. Before children grow up and help solve the problems of the world, they need to have a deep connection with nature. They need to understand how humans and the many other living things in their environment depend on one another.  Spend five days immersed in the art and craft of writing about the natural world. Through nature-journaling workshops, lectures, one-to-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, you’ll acquire the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success. This workshop will help you

  • use basic tools and techniques for nature observation and journaling;
  • identify solid nature story ideas;
  • work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing; and
  • draw on your observations and research to write powerful books, articles, or other works for young readers.

Your guides on this nature retreat will be multiple-award-winning professionals writers and naturalists Don’t miss this opportunity to spend five days in the scenic Upper Delaware River Valley, learning and writing about the natural world.

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