Nature Quest Journal

  • Emily Baird
  • Angelo Abulencia
  • Jaelyn Asamoah
  • Aaron Luong
  • Areli Nunez
  • Giselle Sandoval
  • Anonymous


Through an assignment titled, “A Campus Nature Quest or Neighborhood Nature Challenge,” Professor Emily Baird encourages students in her first-year college writing course to engage in sensory explorations of urban-area natural spaces. This collection includes a discussion of the project goals, the assignment guidelines, and sample student journal entries. Working through this project, students develop reflective abilities, descriptive writing skills, and confident voices for expressing unique observations about the world around them.