Nature study has long been a part of our homeschool. When our kids were young, we went outdoors frequently to walk, observe, and record plants, animals, and the ecology surrounding them. As our kids grew into teens and young adults, we continued to make observations and though not all of our teens would take the time to record what they saw, they do make the point of noticing. That’s what nature study is all about! It’s about noticing and asking questions.
When Alicia at The Masterpiece Society asked me to create a Nature Journaling series for her art membership, I was delighted!
Nature Journaling Birds with Heather Woodie is one module in the full series found over at The Masterpiece Society. You can find them inside membership if you are a member or you can purchase the course separately to own it forever.
Note this is a course I wrote for The Masterpiece Society and I get a royalty when you purchase the course.
Learn How Birds Are Classified
We can categorize birds into different types based on:
- What they eat and their feeding habits
- Where they live and their adaptations for living there
- Their migration requirements
Learn How to Draw Birds Using Basic Features
Each of the 11 bird videos shows you how to use your observation skills to begin a drawing that gets the foundation set right.
Find out about:
- bird posture- for remember birds realistically
- bird anatomy- while you draw each part
- bird ecology- for placement of the bird in its habitat
Types of Nature Journaling
The Nature Journaling Birds with Heather Woodie course includes lessons on nature journal keeping.
We talk about:
- Supplies and types of journals
- Nature Journal themes
- A peak at book binding
Some of my favorite journals are ones that I’ve hand bound!
Earn High School Credit with Nature Journaling
Any one of the Nature Journaling modules and the full course can be used as a credit of environmental science or toward a credit of biology in high school.
Topics such as:
- morphology & physiology of organisms
are discussed in each of the individual course modules.
The other course modules include trees, wild plants and fungi, insects, amphibians & reptiles, and mammals.
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