Have you downloaded any of the sample Outdoor Hour Challenges yet?
There are many nature study lessons you can try before purchasing any of the memberships here on the Handbook of Nature Study. On the website, click the “Join Us” button. Once there, you should be able to scroll down and see all the samples for the various ebooks. (For the older ebooks you’ll need to click the ebook cover graphic and then scroll down on the ebook’s page to find the sample download link.)
Here’s one to get you started!
Here’s a link to the original challenge: Salvia Nature Study
The sample linked above will give you the lesson, a choice of notebook pages, images, and a coloring page to use for your family’s study.
This challenge is from the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook.
I developed the Outdoor Hour Challenges to use with my sons many years ago and then started sharing our results here on the blog to inspire families who read my blog. Now that the boys are all grown up, they still remember the times we spent outdoors together looking for adventure and learning about the natural world using the Handbook of Nature Study. I know their love of nature was enhanced by learning to take time to slow down and look at things as they are out on the trail, in the garden, or traveling to new places.
Your family can experience those same benefits by getting started with the Outdoor Hour Challenge.
If you’re interested in starting with a more basic nature study idea, click the link above to download the very first Outdoor Hour Challenge. This is where it all started with our family and you may wish to work your way through the Getting Started ebook with your family. The challenges found in the Getting Started ebook are more general in nature and you can adapt them to fit your family’s habitat and interests.