Founder/Director: Jan Wellik, EdD
Dr. Jan Wellik is a writer and environmental educator with over 20 years of experience. She earned a bachelor's and master's in English and a Doctorate in Education (EdD). She is the author of the Nature Writing Field Guide for Educators and Embodied Nature: Poetry Collection.
She serves as an Associate Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse since 2009 and leads nature journaling workshops and retreats for youth and adults across the U.S.
Eco Expressions is a nature art journaling program for youth and adults based in La Crosse, Wisconsin since 2010 and which she originally founded in 2004 in San Diego, California.
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“Tenderness is
born out of a connection to place. 
 
Writing becomes an act of 
compassion toward life,
the life we so often refuse to see 
because if we look too closely 
or feel too deeply, there may be no end to our suffering. 
 
But words empower us, move us beyond suffering,
and set us free.” 

~ Terry Tempest Williams