The No Sweat Nature Study Podcast

Make homeschool nature study a reality with these simple lessons and outdoor challenges for families. Cindy West of No Sweat Nature Study LIVE shares seasonal, bite-sized information and creative nature journaling suggestions to enhance your science studies. Listen to a lesson during morning time in preparation for an afternoon nature walk or as you get ready to walk out the door. Turn it on in the car on your way to a nature walk destination or listen at the beginning of your walk. No matter when you choose to push play, these few minutes will give you exactly what you need to be informed and inspired. For information about bonus materials, please visit https://ourjourneywestward.com/podcast.

13:31 2022-05-09
Pollinators are arguably some of the most important animals in the world. This episode will explain why! Bring along a nature journal and colored pencils. Grab a pipe cleaner (or q-tip), some scotch tape, and maybe even a magnifying glass as you head outd...
11:37 2022-05-02
Ants are wonderfully industrious social insects that are usually pretty easy to find on a homeschool nature walk!  Bring along a nature journal, colored pencils, and a magnifying glass as you head outdoors for this episode's nature walk challenge. For sh...
12:11 2022-04-25
Rocks might seem like a boring nature study topic, but sedimentary rocks are full of treasures to find! Just a few rock specimens, and nature journal, and a pencil are all you need to enjoy this homeschool nature study and the nature walk challenge. For s...
09:16 2022-04-18
Get ready for a windy homeschool nature study with Mrs. Cindy! In this episode of the No Sweat Nature Study podcast, learn about the wind and notice its movement in nature. Before heading outside for the nature walk challenge at the end of the episode, gr...
12:12 2022-04-11
This homeschool nature study episode might result in some dirty hands and clothes, but the fun learning will be worth it! Come dig in the soil with Mrs. Cindy and learn about various types of soil and some of the materials you can find in it. Bring along ...
10:53 2022-04-04
Bracket fungi look like beautiful shelves that you can sometimes find growing on deciduous trees in woodland areas. They come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes that are pretty easy to spot on a nature walk. Bring along a nature journal, colored pe...
11:31 2022-03-28
Now that it's spring, wildflowers are beginning to grow just about everywhere. Did you know that wildflowers don't need help from humans to grow and thrive, but cultivated plants do? Learn the difference between wildflowers and cultivated flowers in this ...
08:18 2022-03-23
This simple spring peeper nature study will teach your homeschool family bite-sized information about frogs. You'll be encouraged to take a nature walk near a pond to try to observe spring peepers or other frogs. Bring along a nature journal and colored p...
08:19 2022-03-18
Your family will enjoy a unique homeschool nature study about birds as we discuss spring bird migration. To participate in the easy nature walk challenge, bring along a nature journal and some colored pencils. For show notes and episode downloads, go to o...
03:03 2022-03-17
Mrs. Cindy West is so excited to tell you about the No Sweat Nature Study Podcast in this introductory episode! Your entire family can enjoy homeschool nature study together with Mrs. Cindy as your nature guide.