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Saturday, September 14 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Evening Keynote Talk with John Muir Laws and Fiona Gillogly FILLING

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NOTE: PLEASE ADD THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND so we can get an accurate headcount. Thank you!  Fiona Gillogly will give a brief opening talk before John Muir Laws' keynote address. John Muir Laws, aka Jack Laws, will sign books after the event. Jack is a scientist, educator, and author, who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. His work intersects science, art, and mindfulness. Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes the world with rigorous attention. He looks for mysteries, plays with ideas, and seeks connections in all he sees. Attention, observation, curiosity, and creative thinking are not gifts, but skills that grow with training and deliberate practice. As an educator and author, Jack teaches techniques, and supports routines that develop these skills make them a part of everyday life. In 2009, he received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in Environmental Education. He is a 2010 TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow with the National Audubon Society. He was the 2011 artist for International Migratory Bird Day. He has written and illustrated books about art and natural history including The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (2016), The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide (2004), The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007), and The Laws Pocket Guide Set to the San Francisco Bay Area (2009). His latest release is Sierra Wildflowers: A Hiker’s Guide (2019). He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his “Naturalists Notebook” column. He is the primary author and editor of the curriculum: Opening the World through Nature Journaling. This free teaching guide is kid tested and teacher approved and integrates science, language arts, and visual arts through keeping a nature journal. He is the founder and host of the Bay Area Nature Journal Club, which has 8,000+ members, and he offers monthly free nature sketching workshops, field trips, and events, connecting people with nature through art.

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John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his life to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →

Saturday September 14, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Ottertorium at Robert Down Elementary School - #5 on event map
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