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Deepen your creative relationship with the natural world.

Nature writing is a course that helps heighten your awareness of the natural world through inspired readings, wanderings, and wonderings. You will hone your writing skills as you observe nature up close and document the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and experiences. As well, we will review the history of Canadian nature writing and the importance of the wilderness in literature.

You will explore and deepen your understanding of nature through in-the-field experiences. You can also choose to work on an ecosystem of personal importance such as your own balcony or backyard.


  • Historical and environmental contexts of nature writing.
  • The importance of nature in fiction.
  • Potential markets for your writing.
  • The basics of a good piece of writing: snappy lead, confident tone, strong structure that ends with a punch.
  • How to give and receive feedback in a supportive environment.


Come prepared to share your writing, opinions and perspectives with the class.

All that is required is a little creativity and curiosity.



Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Jun 10, 2024 to Jul 19, 2024
Total Hours
Course Fee $270.00
Potential Discount

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week. 

You can expect to spend approximately four hours of work per week on course requirements.

Real-Time Learning

There will be six live Zoom sessions in this course.

June 11 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET
June 18 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET
June 25 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET
July 2 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET
July 9 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET
July 16 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course where a complete or incomplete will be issued. Evaluation will be based on participation and completion of course activities. You must attend at least four of the six scheduled live Zoom sessions. 


No textbook required.