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Art Hike - Nature Journaling

  • ST NICHOLAS RANCH AND RETREAT CENTER Old Dunlap Road CA, 93621 United States (map)

Join us for an Autumn Day hike around a private Lake. We'll be learning how to draw from nature, keep a nature journal and answering some scientific questions. We'll have a scavenger hunt, journal craft, and hot cocoa!


price: $25 per student

Minimum age for this event: Grades 1st-6th

Parent Chaperones my accompany students for FREE

Fall Art Hike Schedule… Oct 26th

9:30 ~ Meet-up at the Bear Mountain Library

10am ~ Intro to drawing from nature - Begin Hike around Lake – scavenger hunt, journaling along the way

11am ~ Walk back to tables for nature journal craft

11:30 ~ Picnic lunch together

12noon ~ wrap it up! Take our journals, and crafts home.

We will combine a scavenger hunt, with nature journal art lessons while answering these questions:

What is Hibernation – Torpor?
What is Migration? Where do the Birds go?
Which Plants go dormant? How?
Why Leaves change color?
What happens to fish during winter?
What happens to the frogs?
What happens to all the bugs?

We will search for signs of animals, food sources, and learn how to draw or paint what we find!

WEATHER: Chilly in the morning, warmer by noon.


long pants
closed toe shoes

Keep in mind:

poison oak is present and dormant(don’t wander off the path)
watch out for wild animals
don’t pet wild animals
no fishing
no swimming
parents must keep children away from falling in water

Earlier Event: October 25
Later Event: October 29