1. I enjoyed seeing the variety of journals and approaches. I've always enjoyed sketching in my travel diaries. They are my son's favorite parts of the books. After teaching high school science for 32 years, I am now teaching K-6 science and outdoor education. I want to incorporate more nature journaling into my work with children, modeling for them and sharing the joy and knowledge that can come from observing nature closely.
2. Although Shayna's technique is what I am most likely to use, I think DJ's advice and technique may work best with younger students. Doing shape observations and outlines noting key positions and features with short notes will appeal to them and not overwhelm them.