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Intro to Nature Journaling: Inspiring Curiosity and Connection

Intro to Nature Journaling: Inspiring Curiosity and Connection
Intro to Nature Journaling: Inspiring Curiosity and Connection

Intro to Nature Journaling: Inspiring Curiosity and Connection
a Gardens Exclusive 
May 18
On-site at the Botanical Gardens 

Have you ever wanted to explore nature more in depth? Looking for a new practice that ignites your senses? Join us for this new two-hour exclusive experience after hours at the Botanical Gardens. Participants will discover the basics of how to begin a nature journal, how to create entries, and how to incorporate nature journaling into their lives as a mindful practice. All supplies, including a journal and drawing materials are included. Participants will also spend time exploring our plant collection and journaling in the Botanical Gardens exhibit spaces. No art experience or talent is necessary for this calming and approachable class.  


Registration closes on May 15. 

Masks -Masks are not required at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Please be considerate of others' health and safety when visiting the Botanical Gardens. Keep your distance from others, stay home if you are sick and wear a mask if it makes you feel most comfortable.

Class Information and Procedures 

Meet your instructors!

Ellie Nunn & Teresa Pietrusinski 

Ellie Nunn

Ellie Nunn is a newer face around the Gardens, having joined our team in August 2022 as our new Educator and Volunteer Coordinator. After growing up nearby in Akron, NY, Ellie went on to continue her education at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education and Interpretation. After graduating in the midst of the pandemic, she traveled and found a passion for educating people about science and the natural world in Syracuse and Colorado before moving to the city of Buffalo. Ellie has a passion for all aspects of the natural world, with special interests in prehistoric plants, birds of prey, and mycology. She is currently working on her Masters of Education part time at the University at Buffalo and enjoys cooking, painting, kayaking, climbing, and hanging out with her cats and tortoise in her free time! 

Teresa Pietrusinski

Teresa Pietrusinski is a new face at the Botanical Gardens, joining our team in September 2022 as our new Educator and Program Coordinator. She is also a new face in Buffalo, having recently moved here from the Finger Lakes Region, and is excited to share her love of plants and the natural world with her new community. Teresa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has spent the majority of her career working in environmental education and conservation. She is especially passionate about environmental accessibility and is a strong advocate for all groups of people who wish to encounter the wonder of the natural world.  In her spare time, Teresa enjoys hiking, kayaking, vegetable gardening, and finding new ice cream spots! 

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