Field Notes Friday Nature Study Classes at The Charlotte Mason Co-op!

Field Notes Friday
Nature Study Classes
at The Charlotte Mason Co-op!

Nature Study classes taught by an ACTUAL Naturalist AND Scientist?! Yes please!

Lari Jo Edwards is the Science Education Specialist here at A Charlotte Mason Plenary and she will be teaching six different science classes at The Charlotte Mason Co-op this semester! 

Lari Jo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University. 

For the past several years, she’s been the Education Coordinator at the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program in South Texas.

She’s an absolute treasure to our local CM families because she’s been leading Nature Study outings for us for the past few years.

And she recently began offering those Nature Study classes online through The Plenary! 

Her Field Notes Friday classes have been a BIG HIT this summer! Families from all over the country have come together to do Nature Study together in Lari Jo’s classes. 

In fact, it was the absolute success of the Field Notes Friday classes that convinced me that we needed a Charlotte Mason co-op so that we could have more of the community-building and personal interaction that I saw in those classes!

I had been thinking about creating an online CM co-op for a while (the idea had been stewing in the back of my brain for years!), but it was the Field Notes Friday classes that showed me, not only was it possible, but it was also truly needed!

I suddenly saw how so many families could benefit from the online classes and a private forum to go along with them.

True relationships and community can be formed online – just ask me and Amy Bodkin! We’ve been “online friends” for almost 10 years (we met in an online homeschooling forum) but only met in real life for the first time ever last month when we were both guest speakers at The Great Homeschool Convention!

Ours is a friendship born and nurtured online and yet it is very real “in real life.”

So, if you need to find your people – your “Charlotte Mason Your Way” people – you’re home!

Community is what The Charlotte Mason Co-op is all about! We’re forging ahead, doing things our way, and creating life-long friendships as we go!

But back to Field Notes Fridays and Lari Jo’s science classes! 

Here are ALL the classes Lari Jo will be offering during the Fall 2021 semester:

  • High School Biology
  • High School Chemistry
  • High School Physics
  • Middle School Science
  • Field Notes Fridays
  • Intro to Field Sketching

So let’s take a look at Field Notes Friday! 

  • Day / Time: Fridays 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time
  • Number of Classes: 7
  • Minimum Class Size Needed: 10
  • Max Class Size: 40 (classes fill fast, so act soon!) 
  • Class Registration Fee: $85 for the whole family!
REQUIRED MATERIALS (not included):
  • Colored pencils
  • Paper
  • Class #1: Sept. 3 – Birds
  • Class #2: Sept. 17 – Bugs
  • Class #3: Oct. 1 – Weather
  • Class #4: Oct. 15 – Water
  • Class #5: Nov. 5 – Mammals
  • Class #6: Nov. 19 – Reptiles
  • Class #7: Dec. 10 – Frogs

See this post about the classes held during the Summer 2021 session.

Or watch Lari Jo talk about the Field Notes Friday classes scheduled for the Fall semester here:

Lari Jo Talks About Field Notes Fridays
at The Charlotte Mason Co-op

Download a printable schedule for ALL the classes being offered in the Fall 2021 semester here:

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"The question is not 'How much does the youth know?' when he has finished his education, but 'How much does he care?' And about how many orders of things does he care?
In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?"

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