What is Nature Study?
If you’ve been around homeschoolers for any length of time, you’ve probably heard references to enjoying nature studies, especially with early learners and elementary students. So, what exactly is nature study?
Nature study is a way to explore, observe, and interact with nature.
Nature study often includes a nature walk, which can be as simple as walking around the yard, visiting the park, or taking a hike. The main difference between nature study and a leisurely walk is that nature study is done with purpose. It isn’t just wandering around in the woods.
Let’s take a closer look at what that means.