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Around Alaska

Alaska's unique & diverse landscape and communities

create natural pathways of exploration and connection.

Discover and join Alaska's growing nature journaling community.

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Kristin Link: McCarthy, Alaska

     Kristin Link is a fine artist and science illustrator inspired by the natural world. Her drawings, paintings, and mixed media works teach about and connect people to nature.

     You can encounter Kristin’s work on interpretive signs on the side of the Glenn highway, inside National Park visitor centers, inside schools, and in books and magazines that teach about Alaskan natural history.

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Seward Nature Journaling: Seward, Alaska

 This site will become a place to discover upcoming nature journaling activities in the Seward area as well as opportunities to deepen the practice of nature journaling from others both near and far.

     You'll find resource links and recommendations for tools-of-the trade.

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Fireweed Nature Journaling Club: Kodiak, Alaska

Public Facebook Group: Kodiak based nature journaling group for sharing resources and organizing meet ups for nature journaling, either virtual or outdoors. No experience necessary to participate! Open for all. Just for the love of the outdoors.

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Dotty Widmann: Cordova, Alaska

     Visit The Net Loft website to find a wealth of workshop possibilities in nature journaling and other artistic endeavors.

     The Net Loft originated in the net loft of a commercial fishing warehouse in 1984. Now on Main Street, The Net Loft carries a wide variety of yarn, needlework, art, papercraft & handcraft supplies, as well as a selection of fine gifts, jewelry & chocolates.

     So much of what we are at The Net Loft is entangled with the lifestyle of our rural fishing village of Cordova, Alaska. Many of our products reflect and are reminiscent and influenced by the incredible beauty of the natural setting of this coastal town nestled in the Chugach Mountains.

     Most importantly, it is our hope and desire to not only provide quality materials for creativity, but to also create a welcoming environment for the collective learning and sharing of creative pursuits among friends. 

     You are always most welcome at The Net Loft, by the beautiful shores of Prince William Sound. 

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Eagle River Nature Center: Eagle River, Alaska

Public Program: 

Whether you’ve been nature journaling for a long time, or just want to try something new, this is the community for you! Meet at the Education Yurt for a deep exploration of the monthly nature journaling prompt (posted at, and stay for as long or as short as you’d like. This is a social, meet up event, not a class. Please bring your own supplies and any other projects that explore the connection between nature, art, and data.

No registration required.

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Kim McNett: Homer, Alaska

     Nature drawing and journaling fosters my curiosity and affection of the places that I live and explore. The practice integrates visual art, science inquiry, and personal experience in an enduring process of discovery. As a teaching artist, visual interpreter and wilderness guide, I seek to awaken the bond with nature that is inherent to everyone.

     I teach nature journaling and visual art to all ages with lessons that use both logical and creative modes of thinking. My simple exercises help demystify drawing by making it fun and accessible, while inspiring a hands-on relationship with the environment. I believe that nature can lure out the artist and the scientist in every one of us.

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Boreal Nature Journal Club: Homer, Alaska

Public Facebook Group: This is a place for anyone living in the Northern Latitudes and visitors to share their love for nature journaling!

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