Natural History

Week 2: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 3: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 4: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 6: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 7: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 8: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 9: Interlude - To Experience Nature
Week 10: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENT
Week 11: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Week 12: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Appendix #1 - Natural History Books
Appendix #2 - Index of Nature Poems
Appendix #3 - Selected Outlines of Living Things

Day 1: An invitation

Words

Welcome to the course! Start off with these videos and then get outside!

Video: “David Attenborough – What A Wonderful World” (2:04; low res)

 

 

Video: “Beautiful World – Wild Animals (Petar Milinković)” (2:33)

Works

Just get out there! Start your natural history journal. Start deciding what you’d like to have for your species list or two. Set aside a few pages for your ID list (Adam’s task). Get a method for recording that works for you. Get used to your equipment (hand lens, binocs, any apps, note taking stuff, clothing…). And, most importantly, just be there. Look around. Use all of your senses. Be there and nowhere else in your mind. Get used to doing that.