Animal Tracks

Winter is a great time to spot animal tracks in mud or snow, but they can be seen all year round and it is great to look at an animal track and know which animal made it.

All About Bees!

An article about the many different types of bees and their many benefits. Written by Bethany McFarland.

The Purity of Youth

For the home educator, making one’s home into a green house is a lesson in ecology. Fostering the natural activist in your child will ensure a brighter, greener future.

Folk Tale Herb and Spice Garden

Help children to learn about herbs whilst also teaching them great folk stories.

Lessons in the Garden

One of the best ways to teach children any lesson is hands-on teaching! Gardening is one of those fun ways to learn about Nature and Self-Reliance. Gardening teaches children how our food is grown, how we depend on Nature for nutrition and how we are intimately tied to Nature.

Implementing A Nature Study

One of the most effective ways we found to implement a good science curriculum is through "A Nature Study". This was how our 4 H class studied many different animals, organisms, plants, minerals, etc...

Nurturing through Nature: Natural Dyes

Before there were chemical dyes, people had to make their own dyes from plant materials. The pioneers and ancient Scots used the nature around them to create beautiful quilts and tartans with only plants and trees.

Adventures in Backyard Archeology

What child doesn't like a trip to the museum? Glimpsing at other times and civilizations. Wondering what it would be like to walk with the dinosaurs whose bones tower high above. Maybe imagining you' re an archeologist, holding in your own hands something that lived millions of years ago.........