Nature Study

North American Bird Nature Study

North American Bird Nature Study

Springtime is big nature study time in our house. The winter months are cold here so we tend to hibernate a little, but as soon as spring hits we can’t wait to get outside. One of our most favorite things to do is check out the birds in our area. It is very simple to(…)

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Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)

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Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

The Handbook of Nature Study blog is the home of the weekly Outdoor Hour Challenge which encourages families to enjoy the nature in their own backyards through simple activities and nature journals. A global community of families link up with the Outdoor Hour Challenge community in a monthly newsletter and blog carnival.   Outdoor Hour(…)

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Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

We read from the Big Handbook of Nature Study about daffodils and learned some flower vocabulary. To go along with our theme of daffodils we read the poem Daffodils (I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud) by William Wordsworth, and included a copy of it in our nature journals. We also watched this great animated version of(…)

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Outdoor Hour Challenge #1 & Nature Study Journals

Outdoor Hour Challenge #1 & Nature Study Journals

After a much needed vacation, we are home and getting prepared to dig in again. But things are changing around here! We are throwing out some things and trying some new ones! For the past 3 years we have taken to planting seeds and gardening at this time of year. From April to September/October we(…)

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Free Nature Study Resources

Free Nature Study Resources

The BIG Handbook of Nature Study THE BIG HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY is a HUGE (940 pages) wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons, activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use for years to come. It is over 100 megs in size! The(…)

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Bluebird Nature Walk ~ Includes Facts & Nesting Boxes

Bluebird Nature Walk ~ Includes Facts & Nesting Boxes

We recently enjoyed a nature walk which included a guide that took us around to check out nesting boxes and fed us loads of great information about a couple of the common types of birds that would nest in them. It was primarily about bluebirds (thus the Bluebird Nature Walk) but there are other birds(…)

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