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nature study

the study of plants and animals, especially by amateurs.
Origin of nature study
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • nature study is essential to a rural school, but "the noblest study of mankind is man."

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The blue ones are for nature study, the black and gold for business, and so on.

    The Torch Bearer I. T. Thurston
  • The nature study lesson should be given a definite place on the time-table.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • What emotions have you seen appealed to by a lesson in nature study?

    The Mind and Its Education George Herbert Betts
  • nature study he advised for somewhat different reasons from those for which it is now urged.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • One of his fads was biology, and another, allied to it, nature study.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • There was supposed to be no scientific development and no nature study until quite recent times.

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
  • "But we wanted a crow's nest for nature study," explained Anne.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • This little volume is a contribution to the subject matter of nature study.

  • Besides the flower garden and nature study form her recreation.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
British Dictionary definitions for nature study

nature study

the study of the natural world, esp animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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