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January 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Field Class: Nature Connection and Writing Workshop at Smith and Bybee with Julia Waters *FULL*

Join poet, birder, and nature educator Julia Waters for a sensory-based exploration of Smith and Bybee Wetlands. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to connect to nature through their senses, using the beauty of a winter wetland as inspiration. 

Participants are invited to deepen their relationship with the natural world as well as the resident birds through writing prompts and exercises and nature connection practices. There will be time to ponder, write, walk, and share, encouraging participants to connect to others, nature, and themselves.

We will be walking (up to 1.5 miles), sitting, and standing. The workshop will be held outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather and bring rain gear if it is forecasted. Hot tea will be provided. A portable bathroom will be available. 

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

Join us for a sensory-based workshop at Smith and Bybee Wetlands!

In this workshop, Julia will guide participants in sensory-based nature connection and writing exercises at Smith and Bybee Wetlands. Hot tea will be provided.



Distance: up to 1.5 miles
Elevation changes: None
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: Trimet busses 44 and 11

Field Class Details

  • Fee: $30 members / $45 non-members
  • When: January 28, 2023
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Supplies to bring:
    • A journal (ideally waterproof, like Rite in the Rain https://www.riteintherain.com/) and pencil
    • Umbrella
    • Binoculars if you have them (we will have some to borrow as well)
    • A reusable grocery bag
    • Water and snacks

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January 28, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tara Lemezis