WriteOut 10.09.22 Daily Walk Digital Journal
WriteOut? What is WriteOut?
Today is the first official day of WriteOut: a joint venture of by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service to encourage people to get outdoors. This year’s Write Out is STEAM- Powered (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) from October 9-23, 2022. It’s free. It encourages writing and making and sharing about your own experiences with the outdoors in a local event, on your own, or with the Write Out activities you can find here.
This year– besides encouraging people to explore local parks and public spaces through place-based writing– writing about the places and spaces you visit. Notebooks or field journals or lab notebooks — the first tools a scientist uses to observe, describe, illustrate, and annotate the objects, events, and places they study — will help inspire your writing, whether it is a labeled sketch, a poem, an essay, a scrapbook of annotated photos.
This blog is my digital WriteOut Journal, but I also have a small field journal– here’s the cover. You’ll see some of my drawings in this blog.
LInks of WriteOut Resources
Need ideas for your field journal notebook? Check out the ideas here at WriteNow: Make A Notebook.
For more WriteOut resources see WriteOut’s Writing in the Outdoors.
For writing prompts for journal ideas, see Sparks.
Another place for prompts for WriteOut the next two weeks is The Daily Create. Click the link each day from Oct 9 – Oct 23, 2022 for a new prompt.
But remember: it’s your outdoor experience, so write what you see, smell, hear, and feel.
The Daily Create 10.09.22
STEAM in education means Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. I turned each of those into a symbol with a “nature” pattern background of flowers, leaves, blueberries, and bees. I included words to accompany the illustrations to explain the meaning of STEAM. What do you think?