We don't live in the midwest either!!!
We have designed Science Through Nature to work in any area. While the living story takes place in the Midwestern United States, the corresponding adventures and activities are not dependent on any particular region.
Our goal was to make the program work for all families no matter what type of wildlife and natural areas are found near their home.
Be A Naturalist is best suited for children in (2nd - 5th), but can be used for younger and older children as well. Our sample (available here) includes a scope of covered topics that should give you a good idea if it is suitable for your children.
A Year Of Discovery is geared towards elementary grades (1st - 6th), but is flexible enough to be used by older and younger siblings as well.
At this time, we offer a digital, interactive pdf.
One copy is suitable for a family. The adventure sheet activities can be printed for each child in the family.
We support small businesses! The Homeschool Printing Company, operated by Melissa Eklof (a homeschool graduate) and her family, offers quality printing services. They can be found at https://thehomeschoolprintingcompany.com/.
Due to the digital nature of the product, we do not offer refunds.
The purchased download link may be in your junk/spam folder. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link again.
Please be patient with us. We are two busy homeschool moms who want to share our love of science and nature. It may take us a little time to respond to questions that come up but we will respond.
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Yes, we teach science as it is presented in the mainstream scientific community.
The software we use to design our curriculum is not something that we can make quick changes to. Email us at email@example.com. We will set aside to review for a future edition.
John Muir was America’s most famous naturalist, and has been called the “Father of our National Parks”. His words inspired Theodore Roosevelt to establish the first National Monuments and Yosemite National Park. As the Sierra Club described, he was a “monumental figure” who “taught generations of people to see the sacredness of nature”.
However, John Muir also “made derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous peoples that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes, though his views evolved later in his life”.
Within our science curriculum, we focus on the conservationism in parks and nature, and don’t intend to get into those aspects of John Muir. However, we believe it does a disservice to not acknowledge it. You can read the Sierra Club’s own statement, and more about the history of that organization: