Yosemite Nature Journaling: Creativity, Curiosity and Reflection

Yosemite Nature Journaling: Creativity, Curiosity and Reflection

Immerse yourself in Yosemite's natural wonders and capture your observations and reflections
April 21, 2019

What makes you feel connected to the natural world? In this immersive Sunday adventure in Yosemite Valley, you’ll spend a full day with an experienced naturalist guide, exploring new ways to observe and experience your surroundings, with a focus on nature journaling. Tap into all your senses, as you capture musings and moments in prose or poetry; create drawings, paintings and maps; and enjoy quiet meditation.

As you let your curiosity and creativity take the lead, you’ll learn to “think like a naturalist,” noticing details — such as hidden plants or animal tracks — you might otherwise overlook. You’ll end the day with a rich, tangible record of your observations and reflections, a strong sense of connection to your park, and plenty of inspiration to incorporate journaling into your daily life.

Included with your registration:

  • A full day of creative exploration (Sunday, April 21, starting at 9 am and lasting about seven hours).
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Friday, April 19, and departs Monday, April 22) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates. 
  • Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.
Experience Level: Any.
Hiking: Easy. Minimal hiking.
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Registration Price: $99
View a suggested day hike packing list.
Guide
Kaleb Goff

Kaleb Goff

Kaleb Goff grew up in California’s San Diego County, where the suburban canyons, ocean shore and low-lying mountains to the east shaped his love for wild spaces. He developed a passion for science and conservation as a student at University of California, Santa Cruz, and has spent several years working as a National Park Service ranger-naturalist in Yosemite. As a naturalist and guide, Kaleb seeks to help people connect to the outdoors through art and science, whether through bird and botany walks or watercolor and poetry workshops. His love of art and nature is also etched into his personal hobbies, which include banjo-playing, rock-climbing, gardening, surfing and traveling.