Outdoor Hour Challenge – Moon Gazing

Outdoor Hour Challenge Moon Observations @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Hour Challenge

Moon Observations – From the Archives and in the Ebook

This week’s challenge will help you get started with observing, naming, and thinking about the moon in the night sky. The full moon for March (Full Worm Moon) is on March 12th. Or, we can aim at looking at the next full moon on April 11 (Full Pink Moon). Making observations between the full moons will give you the complete experience of full to new moon and then back to full moon again.

Use the information in the archived challenge to help you get started in this valuable life-long study of the moon and its cycles.

For additional night sky nature study ideas, click the Misc. Tab on the top of the website and then scroll down to the Night Sky listings.

Sept 19 10 Moon  (4)

Encouragement for Moms – Especially Those with Teenage Boys

In completing this challenge when it first posted back in 2012, I had some insight into the value of regular weekly nature study. Here is what I wrote in my entry: Magnets, Compass, and Moon Study In Our Neighborhood.

“Do you want to know something? Even though it pains me sometimes to have a challenge to complete each week….keeping myself accountable on the blog…..I realize that if we didn’t have a focus of some sort we would miss out on some really wonderful and insightful discussions and time outdoors together. Even when we just complete the preparation and then the outdoor time with no real follow-up, we are gaining something extra from our Outdoor Hour. If nothing else, it gives me an activity to enjoy alongside my teenage son.”

Be Encouraged! Be Inspired! Get Outside!

Outdoor Hour Challenge Winter 2016 More Nature Study

If you are interested in purchasing an Ultimate Naturalist Membership at this time, you will gain access to the custom notebooking pages that go along with each of the challenges in the ebook.

Ultimate Naturalist Library June 2016 @handbookofnaturestudy

Note: You do not need to purchase the ebook to participate but they are handy to have for planning and for the regular and advanced notebook pages included in each one. Click the graphic at above to go over to check out the Ultimate Naturalist Library membership.





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