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The Charlotte Mason Show | A Homeschool Podcast

Oct 24, 2022

Fall, with its changing leaves and lovely weather, is a delightful time for nature exploration. In this episode, Jeannie chats with Cindy West of No Sweat Nature Study. Together they discuss some practical ways for making nature study a regular part of your day. They also share some unique ways you can make fall and winter nature study an exciting and educational time for your whole family. From bringing nature indoors with object study and recruiting expert teachers from the extension office to counting nature study as your complete science curriculum, Cindy and Jeannie ignite the imagination for making nature study simple and streamlined for the whole family.


Cindy West has written for the homeschool community for more than thirteen years. She is the author of the NaturExplorers series, Homeschooling Gifted Kids: A Practical Guide to Educate and Motivate Advanced Learners, a grammar curriculum for third and fourth graders based on living literature, a how-to book for living math, and a step-by-step book for homeschooling in the Charlotte Mason style. I also teaches online, nature-based science classes to children in the No Sweat Nature Study membership. 


Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 


Books for Teaching Nature Study During Morning Time:

Exploring Creation with Astronomy

Exploring Creation with Botany

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Flying Creatures

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals

Handbook of Nature Study

The Story Book of Science

Morning Time Nature Study Ideas  

Leaf Chromatography Experiment

No Sweat Nature Study LIVE

The No Sweat Nature Study Podcast


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