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nature study

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(Education) the study of the natural world, esp animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level
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Noun1.nature study - the study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)nature study - the study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
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nature study

nscienze fpl naturali
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They provide a historical narrative of outdoor education in the US, underscoring the variations of the notion that include nature-study, ecological education, and challenge education.
But among the facilities for nature-study which are now becoming recognised as necessaries of modern life, I have not yet noted any formal recognition of reserving places or areas where one may study the sky by night, under the same, or nearly the same, conditions as prevail in open country districts far removed from sources of glaring artificial light, and from factory chimneys, or large masses of domestic houses, pouring out their streams and clouds of smoke into the air.
No section of the 600 Set is more revealing of this strategy than the nature-study division of the set when viewed from a biology educator's perspective.