Getting Started with Nature Study with Cindy West {Episode 81}

Today, we’re chatting with Cindy West about Nature Study tips and tricks! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Getting started with nature study with Cindy West {Episode 81}

The sisters are so thrilled to welcome Cindy West to this episode.

Cindy is a homeschool mom of three who has loved nature pretty much her whole life and now creates fantastic products and classes to help parents learn about nature with their kids.

Cindy, Cait, and Kara discuss easy ways to add intention to nature walks, how Cindy’s own homeschool nature study has developed over the years and what to do about nature journaling if you have a kiddo who really wants their trees to look like trees … wink.

This one is for parents new to nature study, those who want to beef-up their outdoor time, and even those who don’t think they are “nature” types, i.e., one of the sisters 😉

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo and CuriosityStream.

This nature study episode is sponsored by:


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This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream. CuriosityStream is a subscription streaming service that offers more than 2,000 documentaries and non-fiction titles from some of the world’s best filmmakers, including originals. With CuriosityStream you can watch award-winning science, technology, history and nature documentaries, worldwide, on-demand and on multiple devices. Plans start at just $2.99 a month.

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You can find Cindy West at Our Journey Westward, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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