Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

132: Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

This episode shares resources on using tech to enjoy nature. Technology doesn’t need to take us away from nature but can be used to enhance our enjoyment of nature.

Be sure to listen to these previous podcast episodes;

  • Geocaching is basically an outdoor treasure hunt for all ages
  • Google lens is a great way to identify things you encounter in nature

Apps mentioned in this episode

  • Alltrails
  • Smart Bird ID
  • Merlin Bird ID from Cornell
  • Audubon Bird Guide
  • Skymap
  • iNaturalist
  • iNaturalist Seek

Website mentioned in this episode

Project Noah gets everyone involved in identifying things they see in nature and you become a contributor to science!

Class that combines art and nature

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy offers a unique online Nature Journaling class for 7th – 12th graders.


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Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play – Episode 88


In this episode, we discuss the importance of outside play. So take some time to get outside and play.

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Morning Time by Nature

Does a Morning Time routine jumpstart your roadschool day? First of all, if you are unfamiliar with Morning Time, hit the Roadschool Moms replay featuring Pam Barnhill for details. Especially relevant in Episode #130, these two fulltime Rving moms share the benefits of carving out this family time in a homeschool day.

In addition, this episode features an interview with Holly Giles about using nature as a guide for this intentional family pace. She is the creator of The Giles Frontier, a favorite from Roadschool Moms Approved resources from previous episodes.

A review of the Blaze New Trails curriculum reveals its organic feel. Rather, it is a protocol to simplify your children’s day through nature’s classroom. The K-8 family guide seamlessly weaves together a nature study course including science, literature, and history. It is the perfect companion for homeschool moms new to the idea of Morning Time.

Further, other purposeful products from Giles’ smorgasboard of natural learning guides include Prairie Life, a 12-week unit study about pioneering life. And, Holly presents two math learning adventures at the beach or park.

Most noteworthy, Holly advises six specific ways to use Mother Nature as the focus for Morning Time plus these other ideas:

  • Copywork & Memorization
  • Observation
  • Read Aloud
  • Family Journal
  • Vacation Ideas
  • Family Vision

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 120 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

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Summer Sun and Roadschool Fun

The Roadschool Moms team has their sunglasses on and their homeschool calendars out! The first episode of Season 10 is all about roadschooling summer style. MB & KT have chatted before about the summer roadschool rules in their rig. If you missed it, hit the replay here.

This episode is different! These two veteran homeschoolers bring you specific examples of how to take your family on a learning adventure for the sunny season.

Is your family taking a break from a structured homeschool schedule? No problem! Roadschool Moms has you covered with these seven sweet suggestions:

  1. Photography journey
  2. Scavenger hunt plans
  3. Summer Reading Calendars
  4. A Gamer Summer
  5. Postcard Journal
  6. Themed Adventure
  7. Summer Journal

Year-round roadschoolers, don’t fret! This over-the-road duo has three ways to take your learning adventure for a summer spin, too! If structure is still in your homeschool plans for the season, consider:

If your plans aren’t set for June through August, that’s ok. You can take these homeschool planning suggestions on the road with you wherever in the world you are.  Are you still feeling confused or lonely for the months ahead? Connecting with other fulltime RVing families is a breeze for Fulltime Family members. And, for finding a roadmap for your next learning adventure, scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find over 100 podcast replays.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.