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Nature journal advice for perfectionists

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.” – G.K. Chesterton

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Anna Comstock

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 3 days (not necessarily in a row). Anna Botsford Comstock played a prominent role in the nature study movement to reform science education in the early 20th century, particularly through her book, Handbook of … Continue reading

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Roger Tory Peterson

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 3-4 days (not necessarily in a row). One of the best entrées into the living world around us is watching birds. Birds are so very much alive, and their presence is a vital part … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mason

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 1 day. “Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.” – Charlotte Mason To learn a little about Charlotte Mason (1841-1923), an English educational reformer whose ideas encouraged a nature study approach … Continue reading

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Getting started – Biology

In 2011-12 we’re going to adopt a nature study approach to biology! We’ll meet on Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept 12. Occasionally, we’ll fall back to either Friday morning or Saturday morning, particularly when there are field trips. I’d … Continue reading

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