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FIELD NOTES FRIDAY
NATURE STUDY CLASSES

with Lari Jo Edwards
CMP Science Education Specialist

One-hour guided Nature Study Classes for all ages and all experience levels.

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FIELD NOTES FRIDAY NATURE STUDY
Classes with Lari Jo Edwards
 

Field Notes Fridays is a one-hour guided Nature Inquiry class for all ages and experience levels! This is such a fun way to accomplish Nature Study! The previous classes have been a big hit for families – just read all the wonderful reviews!

You have several choices for Nature Study with Field Notes Friday classes:

    • Option 1: Live, online classes scheduled for the current semester: Spring 2022
    • Option 2: Recorded classes from the Fall 2021 semester
    • Option 3: Recorded classes from the Summer 2021 semester

Lari Jo Edwards is the Science Education Specialist here at A Charlotte Mason Plenary. She 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. She is an expert in the Charlotte Mason method of teaching Science and Nature Study and she is a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom! You can learn more about Lari Jo here.

 



OPTION #1: LIVE CLASSES SPRING 2022

  • Day / Time: Fridays 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time
  • Number of Classes: 6
  • Minimum Class Size Needed: 10
  • Max Class Size: 40 (classes fill fast, so act soon!) 
  • Co-op Member Price: $85
  • Non-Member Price: $115
  • Semester: You will have full access to this class and the instructor during the Spring 2022 Semester from January 17th through April 30th

>>> Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here to access Member-only pricing

UPDATED CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • Class #1: Jan. 28th – Mammal Movements
  • Class #2: Feb. 11th – Landscapes
  • Class #3: Feb. 18th – Hug a Tree
  • Class #4: March 4th – Wonderful Wildflowers
  • Class #5: March 18th – Spring Migrations
  • Class #6: April 1st – April Showers

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL CLASSES (not included):

  • Colored pencils
  • Paper


OPTION #2:
FALL 2021 RECORDED CLASSES

  • Schedule: Go at your own pace in this pre-recorded class and still be able to interact with Lari Jo in the class forum if you have any questions!
  • Number of Recorded Lessons: 7
      • Lesson #1: Birds
      • Lesson #2: Bugs
      • Lesson #3: Weather
      • Lesson #4: Water
      • Lesson #5: Mammals
      • Lesson #6: Reptiles
      • Lesson #7: Frogs
  • Co-op Member Price: $50
  • Non-Member Price: $80
  • Semester: You will have full access to this class and the instructor during the Spring 2022 Semester from January 17th through April 30th

>>> Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here to access Member-only pricing

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL CLASSES (not included):

  • Colored pencils
  • Paper

 

OPTION #3: SUMMER 2021 RECORDED CLASSES

  • Schedule: Go at your own pace in this pre-recorded class and still be able to interact with Lari Jo in the class forum if you have any questions!
  • Number of Recorded Lessons: 6
      • Lesson #1: Noticing and Wondering
      • Lesson #2: Making Connections
      • Lesson #3: What is Metadata?
      • Lesson #4: Putting It All Together
      • Lesson #5: Zoom in with a 100-Inch Hike
      • Lesson #6: Zoom Out with a Habitat Highrise
  • Co-op Member Price: $50
  • Non-Member Price: $80
  • Semester: You will have full access to this class and the instructor during the Spring 2022 Semester from January 17th through April 30th

>>> Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here to access Member-only pricing

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL CLASSES (not included):

  • Colored pencils
  • Paper

 



ABOUT FIELD NOTES FRIDAYS

EACH CLASS CONTAINS THREE LEARNING ELEMENTS

1. Lesson Time – Lari Jo will introduce the week’s “nature theme,” talk about what observations you will be making during your Nearby Nature Time, and help you set up a journal page to capture your discoveries.

2. Nearby Nature Time – During your Nearby Nature Time, you will go outside to discover a nature object that fits with the lesson’s theme. You will then record your observations in your nature journal based on your experience level of nature journaling (see below). Lari Jo will stay online and available in case you have any questions.

3. Sharing Discoveries Time – After 20 minutes, everyone will reconvene and share what you have discovered. Sharing (narrating) your discoveries helps to solidify your knowledge about your local environment. Hearing what others discovered expands your knowledge of other parts of the world. Making connections with each other’s discoveries deepens your knowledge of the natural world.

All experience levels are welcome! Lari Jo teaches three different levels of nature journaling based on your experience and comfort level.

THREE LEVELS OF NATURE JOURNALING

Level 1: Use of pictures and prompts such as “I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds me of” to make observations on the page

Level 2: Includes Level 1, but we now also add words, pictures, numbers, and basic metadata to make observations on the page

Level 3: Includes everything in Level 1 and 2, with the addition of charts, graphs, maps, connections, questions, research, and more to add depth to the knowledge being gathered. This level uses a variety of observation and data collection skills. 

All who participate in #FieldNotesFriday, will:

  • Go outside more often
  • Enjoy the outdoors more completely
  • Make deeper observations
  • Write more boldly and freely
  • Write field notes more often
  • Build a community around nature and journaling that benefits others and ourselves

Register for Field Notes Friday today! 

 



HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

All online classes, whether Live or Recorded, offer access to the class forum where you can interact with the instructor. You will have access to the class and the instructor for the full semester. 

You may register for a class with or without joining The Charlotte Mason Co-op. However, please note that Co-op Members enjoy many benefits including:

  • Discounted prices on classes and CM merchandise
  • Full access to the Private Co-op Area of the Forum
  • Co-op “Gatherings” that include Mom’s Afternoon Tea, CM Study Sessions, Homeschool Planning Sessions, Book Clubs, etc.
  • See the full list of benefits here

When you register for a class and/or the co-op, you will be required to take the following steps:

  1. Fill out a Registration Form – your account status will be pending until your Registration Form has been received and approved. Please note that, after checkout, you will receive an email from rachel @ cmplenary.com with the link to fill out the Registration Form.
  2. Read and agree to The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook.
  3. Join the Forum – you can find the forum here: cmplenary.com/community

Register today! We’d love to have you join us! 

 

 

ONLINE CLASSES & MEMBERSHIP POLICY

Both new Members and Non-Members of The Charlotte Mason Co-op will be required to fill out and submit a Registration Form and must read and agree to the rules stated within The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook. All Members and Non-Members status will be pending until they are approved and admitted to the Forum and any classes. Any violation of the rules within the Handbook are grounds for removal from The Charlotte Mason Co-op, the Forum, and all classes. A Charlotte Mason Plenary LLC reserves the right to deny access to classes, the forum, and any memberships to anyone at our sole discretion. Cancellations / non-payments of your monthly Co-op Membership fee will un-enroll you in any classes in which you registered for within the Membership. No refunds will be given for co-op fees or class registration fees. No refunds will be offered for classes lost due to cancellation or non-payment of your Membership.

Additional information

Product Type

Live Class, Pre-Recorded Class

5 reviews for Field Notes Friday Nature Study Classes

  1. Belinda

    My kiddos, ages 7 and 11, really enjoyed the nature class. It was very interactive and inviting to my children. My preteen even said the class was “cool”. That is a huge compliment coming from a moody preteen. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do nature study online. My kiddos love learning about all things in nature but are not fans of doing nature walks in the intense TX heat.

  2. Stacie Satery

    Lari Jo is awesome…she never fails to amaze me with her endless knowledge of all things nature. My kids (ages 8, 10, 12 and 14) enjoyed the class…we loved the chance to get out into our “nearby nature” to notice and wonder about all of the nature things surrounding us. We loved the searching, the drawing and journaling and we especially loved the sharing! The guided nature notebooking lesson gave us the structure we needed and the time allowed to fill in our notebooks was just right. Even my most reluctant nature study kid gave the class a 5 star rating and we are ALL excited for the next class! Thank you, Lari Jo and Rachel, for offering such an incredible opportunity for nature enthusiasts and budding nature explorers everywhere!

  3. Colleen

    We love Ms. Lari Jo so much!!! She is amazing with the kids and so willing to share her extensive knowledge of all things nature with patience and enthusiasm. It was so fun to have an interactive platform without having to travel anywhere, especially having a newborn and 4 older kids. This is perfect for us right now. Today’s class about noticing and wondering was a perfect introduction to nature study that could appeal to any and all ages! My children are especially looking forward to the drawing classes!!!

  4. Leslie Ann

    What a delight! My one hesitation with an “online” nature study was being inside, but Lari Jo did a wonderful job of taking that out of the equation by getting us out into nature during class time. My son enjoyed searching our backyard and was so determined to find something exciting to share with the group that he spent more time than he usually does looking really closely at everything – and found aphids on our milkweed. The lesson was engaging, fun and appropriate for all levels of interest and knowledge in nature study. We are looking forward to attending another class soon!

  5. Deedrya

    This class was great! It’s interactive;. It’s was interesting seeing the people in the class that were from different areas around us and also different states. Especially when we did the discussion after the “what’s in our backyard” part where everyone showed their findings and sketches. This was my kid’s favorite part of the class. So many different and great findings! Even though it’s online, we still get out into nature and learn new things! This is just what we needed in our lessons. It’s so relaxed and informative. I can’t wait to do more classes!

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