Here are some entries that will help you get started:
- Starting in September 2013, the Outdoor Hour Challenges will be pulled from the archives of past series and ebooks. Please read all the details in this entry: How to Use The Outdoor Hour Challenge 2013-2014.
- Using Older Editions of the Handbook of Nature Study with the Outdoor Hour Challenge.
- Getting Started 1-10: These challenges will also help you read through the introductory pages to the Handbook of Nature Study and apply it to your own nature study.
It is a quiet revolution going on in families all over the country. Children are spending more time outdoors with their families as they explore their own backyards and neighborhoods. The Outdoor Hour Challenges have provided the needed push for more people to get outside and spend just a few minutes each week learning about the plants and animals they encounter as they venture out their own back doors.
The Outdoor Hour Challenges have become a favorite activity among homeschoolers and now with the ease of having the first ten challenges gathered into one convenient eBook, more families can enjoy the benefits of nature study each week with their children. The challenges encourage each family to spend fifteen to twenty minutes each week focusing on nature study close to home in their own backyards, neighborhoods, or local parks. No fancy equipment is necessary and the challenges help families make the small steps needed to get started. Families from all over the world are participating and learning just how many benefits there are to sharing in nature study.
If you haven't started with the challenges yet or you would like to have the very first ten challenges in one easy to use eBook format, you can now purchase them along with some exciting new features.
Here is what you get with the purchase of this eBook.
- The first ten Outdoor Hour Challenges simply explained and illustrated.
- Examples from my own family that I have shared on the blog, grouped with the appropriate challenge.
- Links to the Challenges on the Handbook of Nature Study Blog.
- A notebook page specifically designed for each challenge as well as twelve more generic pages to use with any nature study.
- Lots of photos and examples from our nature journals.
- Additional materials and resources in the Appendix.
- Links to various types of nature study information that will help you complete the challenges.
- Suggestions for field guides to use with beginners.
- Tips and ideas from the Handbook of Nature Study blog.
- You can see a SAMPLE HERE.
Price $8.95I send the link to your Paypal email address and I try to get it to you within 24 hours of purchase, usually much sooner.
This free mini-ebook explains how to get more out of your nature study experience by showing you three easy steps to use as your family grows in confidence. I invite you to download your copy today.
Read reviews from Outdoor Hour Challenge Participants:
Angie at Petra School: Thank You Handbook of Nature Study
Tricia from The Curriculum Choice (HodgePodge): Outdoor Hour Challenges
Rashmie from Mommy Labs: Get Set For An Outdoor Hour Challenge
Tammy from Adventures on Beck's Bounty: Enjoying the Outdoor Hour Challenges Too Much.
Email me anytime with your questions or comments: