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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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Examples from the Web for nature-study
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  • Indeed, nature-study, as it appeals to us in books, fails of its chief end if it does not send us to nature itself.

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • Can any one say that the city offers a poor chance for nature-study?

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
  • In the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation he opened a school in which at first he employed only manual-training and nature-study work.

  • The proper objects of nature-study are the things that one oftenest meets.

  • Of all subjects that should not be taught by the book, nature-study is chief.

  • Primarily, nature-study, as the writer conceives it, is not knowledge.

  • You have probably learned at school in your nature-study work that these are—what?

  • The first essential in nature-study is actually to see the thing or the phenomenon.

  • The good teacher of nature-study must greatly modify the old idea of "recitations."

  • nature-study is not merely the adding of one more thing to a curriculum.

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
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