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Dog-Lovers Rescue 27 Puppies From Being Euthanized in an Alabama Shelter
Footage of a woman along with her two friends on a small plane flying 27 puppies so they will be saved from being euthanized has gone viral. The video was made during their fight of about 45 minutes from the animal shelter located in Enterprise, Alabama, to Florida.
Wastelands, Barren Forests: By 2500, Earth Will Almost be Uninhabitable if CO2 Emissions Rise
If carbon dioxide emissions keep rising, the Amazon will be barren, the American Midwest tropical and India extremely hot to the extent that living there will be almost impossible by 2500. As warned by a research team led from Leeds University who succeeded in modeling potential climates under three greenhouse gas alleviation scenarios.
As Volcanic Eruption Continues, Drone Delivers Food to Stranded Dogs in La Palma Island
Several abandoned canines were recently discovered roaming a walled-in yard coated in ash in the village of Todoque. Reaching the hungry puppies was hard due to the nearby lava flow — until two local firms stepped in with life-saving drones.
La Nina is Back and Could Possibly Prompt More Western US Wildfires, Droughts
La Nina is officially back and is ready to have a remarkable impact on US weather this winter. As per National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report Thursday, there's a surprising 87% possibility that the dryness of La Nina will become stronger "at least" in the second month of 2022. Meaning that the historic Western wildfires will continue.
Polar Bears Might Go Extinct by the End of the Century if Arctic Ice Continues to Melt
Arctic sea ice may disappear during the summer, putting polar bears and other ice-dependent species at risk of extinction.
Colorado Bull Elk Finally Free from Tire Stuck Around its Neck for Two Years
A bull elk who have had a car tire situation has finally liberated itself after being stuck for over two years. That's a long time having to carry a heavy thing around, much more on your neck. How it had gotten there is indeed a benefit of the doubt.
Devastating Fire Leaves 14 People Dead and 51 Injured in Taiwan High Building
According to media coverage, a cross-departmental inquiry was initiated in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, when at least 46 individuals deceased plus an additional 41 people were hospitalized in a catastrophe that consumed a premises overnight. Another massive fire took off Thursday morning at a 40-year-old, 13-story skyscraper in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Canary Islands Experiences Strongest Earthquake Since Volcanic Eruption in La Palma
The largest earthquake in Spain, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, hits Madrid 26 days (about 3 and a half weeks) after the volcanic eruption La Palma began.
New Type of Hendra Virus Detected in Flying Foxes in Broad Region of Australia
A new type of Hendra virus has been discovered in flying foxes and it was discovered by researchers at Australia's national science agency - CSIRO. They've confirmed this new virus can be found across a broad region of Australia. The virus can spread from flying foxes to horses, and then to humans.
Don't Drink From Tap: Traces of Gasoline Detected in Water Supply in Canadian City
After detecting probable gasoline traces in the city's tap water, officials in Canada's northernmost capital have declared a municipal state of emergency.
"Focus on Environment Instead”- Prince William Calls Out Billionaires Competing on Space Tourism Race
Prince William has thrown a barely subtle shade at the billionaires involved in the space tourism competition, suggesting that the world's brightest minds should instead be focused on fixing the planet's environmental issues.
Vietnamese Dog Owners Devastated After Having 12 of Their Dogs Killed Over COVID
A Vietnamese couple, together with their pack of beloved dogs, departed from their province on a motorcycle as Covid illnesses increased. Covid-19 was later shown to be present in their system. Authorities murdered 12 of their dogs amid fears the animals may transmit the virus.
After Almost a Month of Activity, Canary Islands Volcanic Eruption Shows no Signs of Slowing Down
On Wednesday after three-and-a-half weeks of volcanic activity, experts said there is no chance that the volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands will come to an end any time soon. Other experts have said the eruption could possibly last for weeks or perhaps months.
Incredible! Two-Headed Turtles in Massachusetts Are Thriving Despite of Rare Condition
In Massachusetts wildlife center, experts were amazed at these conjoined turtles that have two heads and one body. The joint siblings, who were diagnosed with bicephaly, are thriving despite their condition.
IEA Predicted That by 2050, Carbon Emission Will Decrease by Just 40%
The International Energy Agency said the current plans to cut global carbon emissions will decrease 60% short of their net zero goal of 2050, urging leaders to utilize the forthcoming Cop26 climate conference by sending an "unmistakable signal" with detailed policy plans. The IEA projected that carbon emissions would drop by only 40% by the mid-century if countries don't go contrary to their climate pledges.
How are Coral Reefs Adapting to Survive the Changes in the Climate
Serving as home to 30% of all marine life, Coral reefs are the ocean's rainforests,
Caught on Cam: Researchers Horrifed as 'Vegetarian' Giant Tortoise Attacks and Eats Seabird
Specialists in Seychelles documented a video from one of the monstrous reptiles pursuing and murdering a defenseless baby bird for the first time. The wholly unprecedented behavior is thought to have been the first time a tortoise has been seen pursuing food source in the environment.
Halting Global Warming May Make a Huge Difference in Rising Sea Levels
Researchers warned on Tuesday that sea level still rises for coming centuries and flood cities and homes of half-a-billion people, even if we 'beat the odds' and limit global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius - the global average air temperature mark over pre-industrial levels between 2021 and 2040.
46 Dead, Dozens Injured After Fire Broke Out in 13-story Building in Taiwan
On Thursday, a major fire sparked in a building in southern Taiwan, claiming the lives of not less than 46 people and leaving dozens injured, authorities said. At 2:54 a.m. local time (2:54 p.m. ET), the fire began in the 13-story commercial and residential building in Yancheng district of Kaohsiung city, as per Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA).
Celestial Trio: Jupiter and Saturn Will Join the Moon in Night Sky this Week
After sunset on Thursday, a celestial trio will align in the evening sky, providing a perfect opportunity for stargazers to put up their telescopes one final time before the colder air sets throughout the United States.
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Meth Smuggling Model | Locked Up Abroad
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Deep Sea Shark Stakeout | National Geographic
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Welcome to Earth | Official Trailer | Disney+
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Mapping a Mayan Crypt  | Lost Cities with Albert Lin
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Becoming John Gotti's Hitman | Locked Up Abroad
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National Geographic’s THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX Trailer
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Saving Cabins in the Arctic | Life Below Zero
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How to Photograph the Night Sky | National Geographic
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Seaweed
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Wildfires
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Pandas and Prose with Morgan Harper Nichols
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Pandas and Prose with Jane Alexander
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Pandas and Prose with Carolyn Finney
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Pandas and Prose with Carl Safina
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Meet 5 newly identified species
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Four polar bear facts to know
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Five facts about pangolins
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5 ways to show your love for our planet
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Endangered tiger cubs spotted by hidden cameras
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5 facts about snow leopards
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Working with Local Communities in Guatemala to Protect Biodiversity

This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. Ever since I was a child growing up in Guatemala, I have loved the natural world. My country is full of wonderful biodiversity, from […]

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- Danielle Broza
How Hispanic Heritage Influenced a Keeper to Help Her Community and Nature

This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. For most people, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx achievements and to embrace the culture and customs that were passed down […]

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23 Species Proposed Extinct by U.S.

For decades, birdwatchers and naturalists alike have kept an eye out for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, which was once America’s largest woodpecker. While several reports of possible sightings have been made over recent decades, the last commonly agreed upon sighting was in April 1944 in Northeast Louisiana. Unfortunately, after decades of searching and hopes of […]

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- Danielle Broza
Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant: A PBS Nature Podcast

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE!   Journey deep into the heart of the world’s most remote jungles, savannas, tundras, mountains, and deserts with wildlife biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant as she studies wild animals in their natural habitats. Rae and her teams spend years studying these animals – in order to protect their futures. Going Wild […]

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Ostrich Fact Sheet

Ostrich: the largest and heaviest living bird. Kingdom: | Animalia Phylum: | Chordata Class: | Aves Order: | Struthioniformes Family: | Struthiondae Genus: | Struthio There are two living species of ostrich: the common ostrich (Struthio camelus) and the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes). Size and Weight: The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. […]

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- Danielle Broza
Developing Identity in Zoos

This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. I’ve always been passionate about wildlife. Conservation is a huge part of my identity and has been the driving force behind my academic and […]

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Top NATURE moments, according to viewers like you

In honor of NATURE’s 40th anniversary, we asked viewers for their favorite NATURE moments. Below are some of your responses. What are your favorite NATURE moments? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #NaturePBS. Watch a preview of our 40th season HERE. What’s your favorite episode of NATURE? “Animal Misfits is my […]

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- Danielle Broza
Travel Agent for Zoo Animals // Agente de Viaje para Animales de Zoológico

This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I always say the same thing. I am a travel agent for zoo animals. […]

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Stewarding Trees in Brooklyn
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USVI Coral Innovation Hub
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Mammals, wildlife trade and the next global pandemic
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Rejuvenating the Soil: Matt Tentis
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Wyoming: Wild & Working
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Advocating for Nature
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Our Planet's Determining Decade
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Wyoming: Wild & Working
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Creating the Eco Mosque: Kenya McKnight Ahad
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A Food System to Heal the Planet
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The Africam Show (Tuesdays at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET) – A special live Q&A session to catch up on the best weekly Africam moments. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask Ranger Russel Gerber questions on the Africam Shows Channel or on our YouTube chat roll. Africam4Good Show (Thursdays at 7 a.m.
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Celebrate the success of Brooks River’s world-famous bears during Fat Bear Week. Your vote decides which bear will be crowned the fattest of the year. National Park Service rangers and explore.org’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz are hosting many live events to help inform your vote. Watch the bears every day on explore.org. Fat Bear Junior
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Late summer is here and Katmai National Park’s brown bears are packing on the pounds in preparation for their winter hibernation. National Park Service rangers and explore.org’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz have many live events in store this month, including Fat Bear Week which begins September 29. And, don’t forget to watch the bears every
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The Africam Show (Tuesdays at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET) – A special live Q&A session to catch up on the best weekly Africam moments. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask Rangers Phill Steffny and Russel Gerber questions on the Africam Shows Channel or on our YouTube chat roll. Africam4Good Show (Thursdays
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Mother Bears and Human Emotion
By Mike Fitz Perhaps no other group of bears captures our attention like mothers and their cubs. We empathize with their plight and wish them success. Mother bears often show a high tolerance for each other, almost as though they recognize their mutual problems. In 2016, I watched 128 Grazer and 409 Beadnose back down
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Katmai National Park’s brown bears are packing on the pounds in preparation for winter hibernation. National Park Service rangers and explore.org’s resident naturalist, Mike Fitz, have many live events in store this month. And, don’t forget to watch the famed brown bears of Brooks River every day on explore.org. Live Chats Join park rangers and
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If you like the Africams, you’ll love their new semi-weekly collaborative series! Mark your calendars and get ready to learn all about the wild visitors who appear on the live cams. The Africam Show (Tuesdays at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET) – A special live Q&A session to catch up on the best weekly Africam moments. Viewers
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Get ready for Bearcam! The salmon are poised to return and the brown bears are hungry. Our upcoming live events explore the world of brown bears and salmon at Brooks River in Katmai National Park, one of the greatest wildlife watching locations in North America. And, don’t forget to watch the bears every day on
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Hurray for Hippos! 
Today let’s celebrate the stars of the show at Mpala’s live cams—HIPPOS! There has been a resident pod here for decades. So established are they that surrounding communities and ranches refer to the location as THE hippo pool. Nestled in a bend of the Ewaso N’Giro river, this fairly shallow area with beaches on either
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If you watch the Flyway year-round, you know that it slows down in the winter. The icy cirrus clouds and blowing snow have their own austere beauty, but we don’t see much except an occasional coyote crossing the ice. Get ready for that to start changing as soon as next week! When should we expect
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6 Tips for Spotting Nocturnal Creatures

Not all creatures are ones that you can spot during the day. In fact, there are many species you can find at night that are just as fascinating, including great honed owls, barn owls, foxes, rabbits, and other small mammals.  Going out and exploring Canada’s nocturnal creatures can lead to some interesting nature stories and […]

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The Power of Your Will: Verena’s Story

“I often joke that here on the farm we are one tent away from being a circus. As my Dad used to say, farm work is ‘character building’. I am proud of our family farm, and I love what we do. I’m also extremely proud of our decision to leave parts of our land for […]

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Fall Migration Celebrations: World Migratory Bird Day, 2021

‘Sing, Fly, and Soar’ is this year’s theme for World Migratory Bird Day, which focuses on celebrating the tremendous journey migratory birds take each year as they begin to head down to South America for the winter months. This year’s #WMBD2021 theme also encourages bird lovers and naturalists across the globe to use their voices […]

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Bird Team Spotlight: Guelph, Ontario

Founded by University of Guelph PhD student, Hayley Wilson, Bird Safe Guelph members are turning their passion into action to help make Guelph one of Canada’s next Bird Friendly Cities.  Hayley first started Bird Safe Guelph in an effort to raise awareness and educate her community on local bird threats and conservation. The Guelph Bird […]

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You Have the Power to Make a Difference for Nature

The personal stories and memories that Nature Canada members share about their love of nature always put a smile on my face. Thank you! It truly is such a delight to read and hear about the many ways our members and supporters have come to appreciate, respect and love nature:   Whether it was their mother or […]

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Who’s There? Meet North America’s Barred Owl

Also known as the Hoot Owl, these large, round-headed birds get their name from the bar-like marks on their feathers. They are extremely aware of their own boundaries and show this to others through physical actions. Fossils of barred owls, dating back at least 11,000 years, have been dug up in Florida, Tennessee, and Ontario. […]

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5 Reasons to Hate the Fraser River (Debunked)

The Greater Vancouver area is home to over 2 million people and one of the most densely populated urban areas in Canada. And a large portion of those people crosses the brown, muddy, stinking stretch of the Fraser River every day. But the Fraser and its estuary support an abundance of wildlife including dwindling populations […]

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Bird Team Spotlight: Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario

Excitement builds as two Ontario cities, Hamilton and Burlington, wrap up their applications in the process of becoming a Certified Bird Friendly City. A collective Bird Team for both Hamilton and Burlington has been working tirelessly to ensure a safe haven for birds in both cities.  Barry Coombs and Sara Shwadchuck, the co-chairs of  Bird […]

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Congratulations to Our August 50/50 Raffle Winners!

What an amazing month August has been! Nature Canada launched its August Ontario 50/50 Raffle, running from August 3 – August 26 and with its outstanding success, YOU are ensuring that Ontario’s wildlife and wilderness are protected. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Now, let’s take a look at our August winners! […]

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BTO Awards at the Mall Galleries

As an example of life getting somewhat back to a new normal, the annual Society of Wildlife Artists’ exhibition opened at The Mall Galleries on Wednesday and closes on Sunday 24 October. It’s well worth a visit. On Wednesday evening, a slightly nervous group of guests arrived at the exhibition for the annual BTO Awards...

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Eagles off – beyond our ken.

There have been rumours of this for quite a while but this news is very disappointing. The account on the website is very apologetic and rightly so, I think, as this will feel like a let down for many supporters of the project. I have heard that as well as some local birders’ being uneasy...

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Sunday book review – A Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries by John Wright

This is a bit like an i-Spy book for grown-ups, or semi-grown-ups. It’s an anthology of interesting things to look out for in the countryside, grouped in three sections; field, wood and seashore. The seashore section is short and felt a bit like a refreshing dessert after a sizeable starter in the fields and a...

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- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Establish the Habit by Making a Plan
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 7 – October 15, 2021 Establish the Habit by Making a Plan Hopefully by now, dear readers, you have the desire to make nature study a regular part of your family’s lifestyle. You may even have the goal to do some incredible things for nature study. “A goal without a plan […]
- Barb McCoy
Signs of Autumn Reminders and Printable
Signs of Autumn Reminders and Printable Are you looking for ideas for some simple autumn nature study ideas? In this post you’ll find many ideas from the archives here on the Handbook of Nature Study. Please pick the ideas that get you excited to be outdoors this season with your children. You many wish to […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge- Building the Nature Walk Habit
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 6 – October 8, 2021 Building the Nature Walk Habit The idea of taking a nature walk is nothing new. The need for nature walks has never been more evident in our increasingly indoor, sedentary lives. Childhood used to be times of exploring outdoors for hours at a time, but in […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Slowly Build the Nature Study Habit
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 5 – October 1, 2021 Take it One Thing at a Time – Slowly Build the Nature Study Habit Adults should realize that the most valuable thing children can learn is what they discover themselves about the world they live in. Once they experience first-hand the wonder of nature, they will […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Mom: September 2021
Outdoor Mom September 2021 Changing Landscapes I think I’ve mentioned before how much I struggle with change. I decided that’s why I don’t really enjoy the transition from summer to autumn.  I see the change in the light, the change in foliage, the change in blooms, the change in birds and other wildlife. Here where […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Nature Study with Teens – Adapting to Different Needs
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 4 – September 24, 2021 Nature Study with Teens – Adapting to Different Needs “Nature Study – It is the intellectual, physical, and moral development by and through purposeful action and reaction upon environment, guided so far as needed by the teacher.” John Dearness, 1905 “Some children are born naturalists, but […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Nature Study-Creating Habits Young
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 3 – September 17, 2021 Nature Study – Creating Habits Young “As for the baby, when he is put down, he will kick and crawl and grab at the grass, loving every minute of his freedom as he takes in nature in his own way. He should be dressed in something […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Nature Study Lab in Your Own Backyard
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 2 – September 10, 2021 Nature Study Lab in Your Own Backyard The habit of nature study is best when you can regularly be outside with your children. For our family, this habit was built out in our backyard, mostly because it was convenient but also for the simple reason that […]
- Barb McCoy
Autumn Ebook Promotion – Perfect Season in Nature
Autumn Nature Study Autumn Ebooks! It won’t be long until it will be time for some awesome autumn nature study! Members here on the Handbook of Nature Study can look in their Member’s Library for the five autumn themed ebooks available for downloading.   I’ll list the autumn themed ebooks below and if you want […]
- Barb McCoy
Outdoor Hour Challenge: Creating the Habit of Getting Outside
Outdoor Hour Challenge Week 1 – September 3, 2021 Creating the Habit of Getting Outside I’m challenging you to begin a new year of nature study with the intention of creating the habit of getting outside with our children every week. There is something exciting about starting a fresh school year with all the possibilities […]