Natural History Clubs
This is a new page on the Charlotte Mason Institute website. It will be growing over the next year or so. Here we hope to have blogs, locator map of all Natural History Clubs and other items of interest for those groups who want to have a Natural History Club. Cheri Struble is assisting in this effort. More information will be posted here. For the time being, if you have questions, or if you are interested in a Natural History Club in your area, please send an email to; firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you begin to think about starting a Natural History Club, Cheri Struble has suggested these links to articles on the Ambleside Online website.
This is the Parents’ Review article by Francis Blogg and my most favourite I think. Maybe because I found it first? I love the quote at the top.https://www.amblesideonline.org/PR/PR08p462NaturalHistoryClub.shtml
This is very good, too. I wish I could see Mr. Rowbothams letters.
This is a broader paper but I like it because the writer gives some excerpts from a pamphlet from the Natural History Clubs and talks about how they pulled in other local children during the summer.https://www.amblesideonline.org/PR/PR10p455ObservationNature.shtml
This is an interesting article with notes and questions from people asking questions and they all seem to be working out the bugs of how to do it–especially for the London children.https://www.amblesideonline.org/PR/PR11p578NatureStudy.shtml
This longer article lays out in the end, some good observations and experiences about having a club.