For some families, nature study is a natural part of their lives and seems to flow easily and creatively. Others may find that they need some help getting started. There are some great free resources available for those who need a bit of a nature study road map.
The Handbook of Nature Study blog is hands-down one of the best nature study blogs on the internet. It is chock full of great resources, printables, ideas and nature challenges. Plan to spend lots of time being inspired once you click over!
Pathfinder honors make great nature study mini-units. There is an entire section of nature-themed honors, so you are sure to find something to fit your child’s interests and abilities. There’s even a Wikibooks page featuring information to help you complete the honors properly. Looking for something for a child younger than 5th grade? Don’t forget that Adventurer club awards are great for the younger set.
The National Wildlife Federation’s Get Outside promotion features some great search tools for finding nature trails and activities near your home as well as fun outdoor projects as close as your own backyard.
As you visit the resources we have shared this week, it is our hope that you have found ideas for making nature study a treasured part of your homeschool life. Let’s not take the wonder of nature for granted and spend some time enjoying God’s glorious gift to us.