One of my favorite books as a child was “We were there with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle” by Philip Eiseberg. I had never heard of Darwin, and did not associate him with evolution. Instead, I was captivated with the idea of being a naturalist, someone who studied everything in science. I think that I was the only one who ever checked that book out of our school library, but by the 7th grade, I had checked it out over thirty times. Now I have my own copy, and still reread it.
I still like the idea of being a naturalist and learning about everything around me. With this journal, I invite you to follow along on my journey to learn about our beautiful canyon.