Tag Archives: Nature study

Living books

In a recent post, Laura lists some of the books and resources they’ve been using this year. She mentions that they have been reading My Side of the Mountain and some other books this year. Check out her post here; … Continue reading

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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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Last Child in the Woods

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 1 day. Watch two videos about Richard Louv, learn about his book and the impact of his ideas on science education. Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit … 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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