Friday, March 17, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Add to Calendar 


Chattanooga, TN 37419 



Symposium Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 
 Nature Journaling with Janisse Ray


Janisse Ray Spend a fun afternoon with other native plant gardeners, naturalists, and lovers of nature in this nature journaling workshop. The workshop will be hands-on, low-key, and interactive. It is designed to create community with fellow naturalists, to hone your observational skills, and to record the legacy of your natural history adventures. No art or writing skills are required. We'll embark on fun activities that will help you transcribe the enjoyment, contentment, sense of accomplishment, and inspiration that you receive from your landscapes onto the page.  Please bring a journal with you, preferably with blank pages, and your favorite writing tool. All other materials will be provided.

Janisse Ray is a writer who explores the borderland of nature and culture. She has won an American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, Southern Bookseller Award, Southern Environmental Law Center Writing Award, Nautilus Awar, and Eisenberg Award, among many others. Her bestselling first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, was a New York Times Notable. Her latest collection of essays, Wild Spectacle, won the Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence, which carries a $10,000 prize, and it was followed in 2022 by her reader-acclaimed novel, The Woods of Fannin County. Ray serves on the editorial board of terrain.org and is an honorary member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the environment.

She earned an MFA from the University of Montana, has received two honorary doctorates, and has been inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Ray lives and works inland from Savannah, Georgia, in the coastal plains of the southeastern U.S., where she tends a pollinator garden and watches the wild world around her.


Cost: $125/person

We will adhere to the Covid policy of UTC at the time of the event.

Enrollment limited to 20 individuals

Certificate in Native Plants:  For those pursuing the Certificate in Native Plants from the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, this event counts as one elective class (4 credits).  Info about Certificate in Native Plants. 

Registration Policy:  The number of attendees for this workshop is limited.  To give everyone the best opportunity to participate, there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $10, with the balance refunded if you cancel at least 7 calendar days before the workshop will be held.  If the workshop is cancelled by the instructor or by Wild Ones, registrants will get a full refund.  

You will not be registered until your payment is received.