Why Study Nature?

Those new to a Charlotte Mason style education may wonder why the words "Nature Study" are so often used in connection with her work. What is Nature Study? What is Natural History? Why is it important? How does the study of nature, or Natural History, connect to Science? What is Nature Study? What is Natural History? Nature Study, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a study of the objects and phenomena of nature, usually on an amateur or superficial basis", but it can be a difficult phrase to define. Among Charlotte Mason circles, it is known as the study of the natural living world, specifically to the observation of it through object lessons, outdoor walks and other activities which allow ch

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