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Fall 2011 Newsletter, Recording Nature

The Fall 2011 newsletter focused on the art of journaling. Richard Carstensen wrote, in an article titled Recording Nature: Field Journalling as Raven Goes Global, “Journaling is my work and play. It’s how I taught myself to be a naturalist, and one of the ways I share observations and insights with others.”  Kathy Hocker provided an example of her sketchbook journaling, and naturalist Kevin O’Malley provided an essay on his experiences in Nature Studies.

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Heen Latinee High Country

This document journals Richard Carstensen’s observations in the remote high alpine habitat of the Forest Service’s Heen Latinee Experimental Forest, on the northern edge of Juneau.  It discusses geography, geology, habitat, and wildlife–and usually all at once!

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Kaxdigoowu Héen: Three days on clear water

In 2013, Richard Carstensen participated in a 3 day teacher’s conference called Stream: a Pedagogy of Place.  During this “place-based” conference, Carstensen focused on Montana Creek.  This short journal contains his thoughts and observations on the event.

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