“Tenderness is born
out of a connection to place.
Writing becomes an act of
compassion toward life,

 the life we so often refuse to see
because if we look too closely
or feel too deeply,

there may be no end to our suffering.
But words empower us,
move us beyond suffering,
and set us free.”

~ Terry Tempest Williams



San Diego

Sailing outing with young women
from Toussaint Teen Academy (CA)



San Diego - Cost: $15/ person, except where noted

January 26 – Cabrillo National Park – 9-11:30AM
Whale Migration

Feb. 16 – Mission Trails Regional Park – 9-11:30AM
Meandering Trails

Mar. 1 – Point Loma Native Plant Garden – 9-11AM
Writing in the Garden
$10 adults/ $5 youth ages 8-18
Sponsored by Coastal Sage Gardening

Mar. 15 – Mission Bay – 9-11:30AM
Spring Renewal

Apr. 5 – Torrey Pines State Reserve – 9-11:30AM
Coastal Wildflowers


San Diego

March 29 – Torrey Pines State Reserve – 9AM-12PM
Sponsored by BEWise Science Program for 8th grade girls



Educators at schools, nature centers and youth centers are invited to schedule a Professional Development Training at their site by contacting: info@EcoExpressions.org

Learn how to adapt the Eco Expressions Nature Writing Program to your English or Science classroom, school garden, or youth programs.

Location: on-site at your facility or a natural area of San Diego County
Time: 4 hours (weekdays and weekends available)
Dates: February – June 2008 and August 2008
Cost: $150/ 4 educators at a school ($40 per additional teacher)
        $300 at a nature center, community center or youth center

Training includes 4 hours of hands-on, experiential training in utilizing the Eco Expressions nature writing curriculum. Learn how to adapt the curriculum to your students in grades 1-12th, of all learning abilities, and includes a copy of the curriculum, Nature Writing Field Guide for Teachers. Curriculum correlates with CA State Education Standards in Language Arts, Science, Arts, and Physical Education.

Locations outside of San Diego are invited to schedule a Professional Development Training. Contact the Executive Director to arrange: info@EcoExpressions.org

Stevens Point, WI – WI School Forests – Aug. 2008 TBA



Presented Wilderness Writing for Wild Youth workshops at:

Association for Experiential Education – March 2007 – Santa Barbara, CA.
National Association for Poetry Therapy – April 2007 – Portland, OR
Midwest Environmental Education – October 2007 – Stevens Point, WI