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Although first published over one hundred years ago (1911 by Anna Comstock, founder of the Department of Nature Study at Cornell University), this 887-page volume is more relevant today than ever. Her work inspired elementary school teachers to develop outdoor programs that taught the essential elements of the scientific method. Comstock believed that engaging students in hands-on nature study was the best way to develop a lifelong interest in science. Like many great literary works, books such as this are timeless in their approach and insight. Education, like everything else, has cyclical trends and once again schools are in the process of discovering just how much learning can occur when students go outside and explore nature.
ISBN 9780801493843 • Author: Anna Botsford Comstock