Nature journaling

Nature journaling

Live Zoom sessions

Join us Term 4 as we rerun our nature journaling webinar series.


  • Wednesdays

  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm

  • join using the Zoom link from 2:00 pm on Wednesdays

  • Webinar ID: 645 6204 7499

  • Webinar Passcode: journal


  • 6 October - Leaves

  • 13 October - Animals

  • 20 October - Landscapes

  • 27 October - Trees

  • 3 November - Nature story

We're rerunning our free online nature journaling sessions weeks 1-5 of term 4. You're welcome to attend again - as the sessions are live, each one will be different! You can join us any week you'd like. Sessions are targeting primary school students. Siblings and families are welcome.

Teacher note: There are only 500 places available. If you plan to send multiple classes or a stage, contact us to organise a separate session.

Student safety is a priority. You will not be able to turn on your camera or microphone. Q&A will be monitored and chat disabled. The session will not be videoed.

Session 1 - leaves

Wednesday 6 October

Session summary

Examine leaves up close. Use pencil or crayon to take a leaf rubbing. Follow along with Celia to make a detailed drawing of a leaf using pencil. Add colour if you have watercolour paints or coloured pencils. Describe your leaf and ask questions or make 'I wonder...' statements about your leaf.


  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm

  • join using the Zoom link from 2:00 pm

  • Webinar ID: 645 6204 7499

  • Webinar Passcode: journal

What to bring

  • a collection of leaves - try to collect a variety of leaves that have different shapes and textures

  • a pencil

  • a few pieces of paper or a nature journal (you can use an art diary, an exercise book or notebook for a nature journal, or you can make your own!)

What you could bring (optional)

  • treasures you have found from nature

  • pencils of different grades (weights)... e.g. 4B, 6B, 8B, HB, B

  • eraser/rubber

  • coloured pencils

  • watercolour paints

  • crayons

  • oil pastels

  • chalk

  • pens or ink

  • magnifying glass

Share your nature journals and drawings in our gallery.

Please note that you must be a NSW Department of Education student to use the form to share your pictures. All pictures will be linked to your Student Portal.

Use the resources on this website to help start your nature journal.

Making marks with Mark

What is nature journaling?





Nature story