In this family or group activity, learners create a nature journal by visiting a local nature center or backyard, observing creatures in their natural habitats, and sketching what they see. Learners are encouraged to make notes about what they observe, weather conditions, and the date and time. This activity will help learners explore and record nature's variations while gaining respect for nature and developing their observation skills. Learners can sketch for 10 -30 minutes over the course of many days, once a month, or once a season to develop a complete journal. This guide includes library and internet resources for more information about nature journaling.