What does nature study mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nature study(noun)

    the study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)


  1. Nature study

    The nature study movement was a popular education movement in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature study attempted to reconcile scientific investigation with spiritual, personal experiences gained from interaction with the natural world. Led by progressive educators and naturalists such as Anna Botsford Comstock, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Louis Agassiz and Wilbur S. Jackman, nature study changed the way science was taught in schools by emphasizing learning from tangible objects, something that was embodied by the movement's mantra "study nature, not books." The movement popularized scientific study outside of the classroom as well, and has proven highly influential for figures involved in the modern environmental movement, such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nature study in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nature study in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Ward Beecher:

    To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

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