We always love chatting resources, and we’re happy to share the resources we mentioned during our various talks and activities.  Please let us know in the comments below if there’s something we’ve mentioned that we haven’t listed and we’ll get it added.

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Quotes referenced in Amber’s talk


The Living Page by Laurie Bestvater

Mariah’s post about keeping hour

list of supplies from the keeping session (suggestions on notebooks, markers, watercolors, etc.)

@keepingcompanycm– a collection of CM-style notebooks curated by Celeste

Beech Tree Paper on Etsy – where we purchased the blank notebooks

Inspiration books from the keeping table: Carlo de Vito’s Mark Twain’s Notebooks, Gregory’s The Illustrated Life, Explorers’ Sketchbooks, Canfield’s Theodore Roosevelt in the Field, George Washington’s America

Older kids’ notebook examples during keeping talk: Sage Parnassus, Journey-and-Destination

Nature Study

John Muir Laws’ book, YouTube channel, and blog

References from Virginia Lee’s nature study talk – “Object Teaching or Words and Things” by TGR, “How to Best Study Nature” by JC Medd

Scouting and Mapping

Matt’s slide deck with notes

Matt’s slide deck without notes, with larger slides

Matt’s resource list


Custom topographic maps (recommend 24×36″ size, with 1:24,000 USGS standard zoom)


The Hemlock House farm products

Know and Tell by Karen Glass

Cloud of Witness


Paper cutting handicraft – Paper Cutting Old and New

California biography – Jessie Benton Fremont: California Pioneer



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