An indispensable part of a Charlotte Mason education is a relationship with the natural world. But in a world of concrete and screens, many of us find it difficult to both get our children and students outside and to help them notice the world around them when they are. As we lead children outdoors and help them develop a strong relationship with nature, our own relationship with the world and ability to navigate in it is of vital importance. Children catch enthusiasm from their teachers and parents, and they will wonder and see more in the natural world around them in proportion to their guides’ ability to not only display curiosity and enthusiasm but demonstrate real knowledge of local flora and fauna and the processes of life.To this end—that every parent and teacher would grow as an inspirer and guide—this course cultivates the understanding of nature. Read More.
You’ll receive the downloadable course guide upon registration. In it you’ll find book and supply lists, weekly assignments, narration questions, readings, assessment instructions, and more. Though local requirements differ, we hope many can also use this course toward Professional Development hours or Continuing Education Credits. However, our primary aim is to equip and encourage you as a Mason educator, whatever your context.