The nature study movement that arose at the end of the nineteenth century
was characterized by increasing numbers of Americans communing with the
natural world in an effort to cope with the rise of industrialism and its
attendant isolation of people away from open spaces. In The Nature Study
Movement Dr. Kevin C. Armitage illustrates that this movement gave rise to the inclusion of nature study in many school curricula, and consequently influenced the thoughts of early conservationists and launched the conservation movement.
Sun., April 18, 2 p.m., 2010