Starting your own natural specimens collection

Asher Cloran

Asher Cloran

Asher Cloran works with science, interactive learning, and human development to educate parents and teachers on Nature connection and how to integrate Nature connection into family life and classrooms.

Starting your very own natural specimens collection is a great way to connect to nature.

Help your children to start their very own natural collection.

Pick a group of items from nature that fascinate you and bring curiosity into your life.

Crystals, metals, insects, living plants, rocks, fossils, bones, shells, plant materials – their are so many specific collections that the natural world offers!

Children love to collect things – and nowadays those collections are usually toys, cars, dolls, gaming cards, or even xbox games.

Starting a natural collection keeps us connected to the natural world, and is a great way to bring nature into the home, and into our lives.

Surrounding ourselves with our collection can be an ongoing education, as we become curious about our collection and begin to ask questions and learn.

Watch this short video on how you might start your own natural collection!


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