Journal Prompt: Leaves

Journaling can be a great way to relieve stress, collect and express feelings, or simply take some time for one-self. Here is a journaling prompt you can use to inspire yourself and others within your quarantine community:
Leaves come in endless sizes, colors, smells, and textures, and therefore Botanists have a delightful diversity of words to describe them! Take yourself on a textural tour of your garden, your houseplants, the weeds in your lawn – how many textures are represented? How many different words can you find to describe them?

Here are some great words and definitions to help you on your garden tour
Words to describe textures:

Tomentose: Covered in matted, woolly hairs
Arachnoid: Having fine, entageled hairs (much like a cobweb)
Stellate: Hairs grow in star-shaped clusters
Glabrous: Completely smooth, not hairy at all
Coriaceous: Leather-like
Glaucous: Covered in a whitish or bluish waxy coating

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Yes, And!

“Yes! And..” is one of our favorite games at CFI. It’s a fun activity that gets the creative juices flowing while also promoting active listening and public speaking. We often use it to help students feel comfortable speaking in front of the group while also giving everyone a good opportunity to laugh and learn more about each other.

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Journal Prompt: Outdoor Adventures

Journaling can be a great way to relieve stress, collect and express feelings, or simply take some time for one-self. Here is a journaling prompt you can use to inspire yourself and others within your quarantine community.

Write about an outdoor adventure you’ve had using each of these 5 words at least once.

Ancient, Rustle, Swift, Sagebrush, Veins

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Family Group Contract

Uncertain, frustrating, and isolating are just a few of the words that could be used to describe what life is like in our homes and communities. During this time, bringing your families together to create an environment of positive communication will help to weather the storm. On Canyonlands Field Institute expeditions, we use Group Contracts as a tool to promote learning and help students feel confident when they are out of their comfort zones. Group Contracts establish communication norms, give us a chance to express our feelings, and serve as a key developer of social and emotional health. Here is an outline on how to create a Group Contract within your home or quarantine community:

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