Eco Expressions is a nature writing and outdoor art program for youth and adults based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Founded in 2004 in San Diego, California.
Eco Expressions Founder/Director:
Jan Wellik, EdD 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.
Jan 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.
“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

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