Journaling is a powerful tool. As you sit in nature and look about you, you will find that journaling unlocks your creativity as it sharpens your observation skills. The notes you take provide a window into the past, and allow reflection later as you peruse your journal. Your sketches, if you chose to draw, enhance those memories.
The information you record is unique to you, and is data collection at its most elemental, and marks the beginning of the scientific journey you take through nature – all while reinforcing important record-keeping skills such as reading, writing, and drawing.
Catalyst for Change:
This phrase means that someone or something sparks change. It's a play on words, as a catalyst makes a chemical reaction go faster, just as the catalyst causes change in this phrase. A person who is a catalyst for change helps spark the change through their actions. Anyone can be a catalyst for change through their personal actions.