Educational Blogger Reviews:
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Cathy Whitney-Vuchetich, Marillac Elementary School, Blue Springs, MO
"We have really been enjoying the opportunity to review the science website Exploringnature.org! I am beyond impressed with the sheer abundance of information available on that site. So much so that it can be a little overwhelming, but in a good way! We have been using it to supplement the science curriculum that we are currently using. The visuals, information, coloring and activity pages, relevant games and activities have been invaluable to our studies! There is so much information available that I am also planning on creating our own unit studies completely with information and materials from Exploringnature.org."
Home Education Magazine (HEM) reader Kim Sokoloski
"First off, I just wanted to commend you on such an incredible website. I can't believe the amount of information on the site! I'm blown away. It is truly amazing! Can't wait to dig in!"
Beth Theisen, Homeschool Parent, NH
"In editing on a nature study curriculum, I read your citation in the bibliography and took a look at your site here. What great materials you are creating and illustrating." "All the best and thank you for creating such great work."
Kay Garrett, Manhattan, Kansas
"We LOVE your site. The many features are appealing to a wide variety of grade levels, and including the citations makes it more authoritative!" "Our school subscribed to your site, and we are using a LOT!"
Lynn Mayer, Old Town Elementary School, Old Town, Maine
"The materials are research-based, realistically drawn in a consistent artistic style, and cover such a wide range science education subjects."
Joan Corbitt, National Trails Parks & Recreation
"I am a teacher and water color artist. I thought that I was going to have to create a curriculum with artwork that didn't speak down to children. I was so excited to find this website!"
Anne Woodard, Covenant Christian School
"I love this site because it has realistic and accurate images that are hard to find elsewhere."
Carol Kasprzak, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation
I just subscribed to Exploring Nature and LOVE it! Your artwork is amazing and completely grade appropriate for my second graders.
Genny Elias-Warren, Chinese American International School, San Fransico, CA
"I selected 28 animals that became the children's animal identity using your beautiful illustrations. Amazingly they embraced every single creature, large and small and made them their own. I wanted to let you know how our early learners are connecting to their world through your illustrations and information."
Mindy Beltramo, The Dewel School, NH
"This unit was a good resource to add to my 5th grade curriculum for a unit about food webs. I also used some of the information to start our Earth's Spheres unit. The illustrations are beautiful!"
Amy M., Teachers Pay Teachers
"I was having difficulty in finding resources for animal structure for third graders that has a challenging rigor, but not so difficult that they aren't able to gain mastery. This resource is PERFECT for my students!"
Kimberly M., Teachers Pay Teachers (3rd Grade Teacher)
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Amsel, Sheri. "What Educators are Saying About Exploring Nature (Site Reviews)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2021. April 17, 2021
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