What are some reasons you might want to take the nature immersion? Are you bothered by bugs and dirt? Do you feel like being outside is boring or drudgery? Do you want to open your own eyes to the natural world? Need some systematic help in getting special studies soaring? Think a Natural History Club would keep you accountable to more outings? These are just some reasons to attend!
Charlotte Mason encourages in her book, Home Education, that nature study is a way to raise our minds towards our Creator. Her understanding of the intimacy with nature as a health benefit for the emotional and physical person has been proven by our modern science.
Won’t you join me in spending a day immersing in the natural world? Let’s talk about making out-of-door life a habit both for your school children and yourself.
Our gathering will begin with a short exercise in the habit of attention and observation followed by current research on the impact of nature study for us as mothers/teachers and for our children. Soon after we will head outside where we will spend the rest of the morning on a nature walk. Together we will admire, wonder and question at all that we see and hear. We will take time to record in our nature journals. It’s important that you check the current weather trends to be appropriately dressed for all kinds of weather!
After lunch we will return to our discussion to focus on ways to implement it with various Forms in our homes and schools. I will share different products necessary and not so necessary to begin your family culture of nature study. I’ll share my experiences with the Natural History Clubs in central Illinois and what I’ve gleaned from the Parents’ Review articles. We will consider the scouting guidelines and ways to implement them in group and home settings. Won’t you join us?
Read more on my blog about our nature forays at www.motherwonderswhy.blogspot.com