Learn the art and science of nature observation through nature journaling. Sketch, paint, diagram, and write to chronicle about our ever-changing landscapes. Journals can be purposeful, reflective, or experimental. Ecologist and environmental historian, Peggy Eppig will guide you through methods and techniques that span the artistic spectrum from biological illustration to poetry.*Please bring your own journal and writing utensil


About the Speaker

 Peggy is an ecologist and environmental historian who has been using field observations in art and prose to document landscapes, geology, birds, and climate change for over thirty years. She is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art in art education and biological illustration and holds a doctorate in environmental history from Antioch University New England. She has been teaching nature and field journaling since 1990.

Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.

The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: https://www.piscatawayindians.com/projects