Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Nature Moments

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Professor Nathaniel Wheelwright (Bowdoin College) produces a weekly series of short videos designed to introduce us to common plants and animals and ecological concepts around us. While these are shot in the Northeast United States, mostly Brunswick, Maine, they also have use elsewhere, certainly in our part of the world.

He is also the co-author with Bernd Heinrich of The Naturalist's Notebook, which encourages people to  observe and record their observations a five-year calendar journal. The site includes a link describing the video series.

In the video, I was very pleased to see the reference Wheelwright makes to Anna Botsford Comstock's Handbook of Nature Study, a favorite and wonderful book. Please note what she has to say about the book's content. It may help to know that this was made during a time when nature study constituted much of the school curriculum in science.

Here is one of Wheelwright's Nature Moments, A Deer's Day.

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