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Lecture: Thinking like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History

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 605 Parkside Way San Mateo CA 94403  See map
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Sequoia Audubon Society Monthly Meeting


Thinking like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History


Speaker:  John Muir Laws


Learn how to get more out of every nature ramble. Developments in neuropsychology have opened doors in our understanding of the the brain and conation and how you can train yourself to see more and to be more curious about what you discover. Naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws will demonstrate simple and fun techniques you can incorporate into your own recreational nature study or to share with others. A perfect experience for naturalists, teachers, home school parents, and anyone interested in taking their birding and nature study to the next level.


Naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws delights in exploring the natural world and sharing this love with others.  Laws has worked as an environmental educator since 1984 in California, Wyoming, and Alaska.  He teaches classes on natural history, conservation biology, scientific illustration, and field sketching. He is trained as a wildlife biologist and is an associate of the California Academy of Sciences.  Laws has written and illustrated books about art and natural history including The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: a Hiker's Guide (2004), The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007), and The Laws Pocket Guide Set to the San Francisco Bay Area (2009). 

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