The benefits of nature field trips with your children

Helping a child develop a connection with nature is one of the most meaningful things anyone can do. Not only does it teach children to have respect for and take care of nature, but it also creates countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, and problem-solving. Interacting with nature allows children to learn by doing and experimenting […]

What does observation mean in nature study?

The act of observing nature seems pretty straight forward. You simply go outside and look at all the trees, plants and animals, right? Not exactly. Observation is mainly the act of gathering information about something. Humans have been observing nature for thousands of years for the purpose of acquiring knowledge for survival. Fortunately, in recent […]

Nature studies for Advent, what to do?

Whether you have already kicked off your nature studies journey with your family this year or want to start now, the holiday season is a great time for getting creative and learning something new. The Advent period is particularly a special time to enjoy nature and celebrate all it has to offer. What is Advent?  […]

Why you should develop a habit of reading nature books

What is better than relaxing and unwinding with a good book? Books are also a great to help kids escape into a world that captures their imagination. If you’re looking for a way to cultivate a love for nature and a passion for learning more about the world around us, investing in a few nature […]

Nature Stewardship by John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws is a naturalist and an environmental educator. He is also a research associate, scientific illustrator and an author of several nature books. In his Nature Stewardship online resource, he offers a variety of tools for your nature study journey.  How to Teach Nature Journaling This is a guide developed by using nature […]

Homeschool Nature Study 

Homeschool Nature Study was created by a group of veteran homeschool moms sharing homeschool nature study resources to enhance your homeschool program. Homeschool Nature Study provide resources at your fingertips and allow your family to move at their own pace. These resources can be used for guided or independent nature study. Getting Started in Homeschool […]

Our Journey Westward

Nature studies can be incredibly rewarding for the whole family. It teaches us how nature works and how we can nurture it. If you’re interested in taking up nature studies with your kids and you’re looking for some guidance, you should consider Our Journey Westward, a series of Nature Study resources created by Cindy West. […]

Exploring Nature with Children by Lynn Seddon

Nature is incredible, and there are so many beautiful things we can learn from it. One of the most valuable lessons we can teach our kids is how nature works and how we can nurture it. There are many creative ways of achieving this, including taking regular walks in nature, watching documentaries, nature journaling and […]

Nature art ideas for kids that the whole family will enjoy!

The holidays are a great time for family bonding. But how can you bring everyone together, having fun, while sneaking in a bit of educational value for the kids? With nature arts and crafts, of course! Using your natural surroundings is a great way to help young crafters boost their creativity and enhance their imagination […]

What planting a garden can teach your kids this summer

    Summer is the perfect time to get out and about with your kids. And what better way to do that than to get busy in the garden? Gardening with your kids provides the perfect combination of skills and tasks to address your little ones’ development. What planting a garden can teach your kids […]