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What Our Customers Say
“From the great pictures to the fabulous stories and recipes, this is an amazing magazine. The information Nature Friend contains is quite valuable. You make learning about our Creator very simple.”
– The Herrmann Family, Arlington, VA
“My grandchildren, and their parents, really love Nature Friend. It is so hard to find a magazine like this that reinforces the values they are teaching their children.”
– Grandma Ginger W., PA
“I am very pleased with the quality and content of Nature Friend. It opens innumerable mysteries and curiosities for the children’s wonder, giving them an early appreciation of their marvelous Creator.”
– Grandma Kathy L., Kamiah, ID
Why Choose Nature Friend
Art & Writing Contests
Art, story, and poetry submissions are open to readers ages 8-14.
Readers of all ages can submit nature photography and contribute to our annual Readers Edition.
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Contests & Activities
Drawing lessons of nature topics, plus featured children’s drawings.
Contests & Events
Family activities related to nature, arts & crafts, photography, and writing.
Getting into Nature
Pictures & Poems
Drawings and poetry submitted by readers.
Learning by Doing
Craft projects and science experiments.
Puzzles & Hidden Pictures
Word scrambles, riddles, crosswords, & drawings with hidden objects.
Talented Portrait Artist Got Her Start With Nature Friend Art Lessons
“I was introduced to Nature Friend through my cousin Naomi. At her house, we used to sprawl on our tummies with pencils, fresh white papers, and stacks of Nature Friend magazines, and draw for hours!
I never asked for art lessons as a girl because I had heard they were expensive. Nature Friend‘s ‘You Can Draw’ lessons gave me the foundation I needed.”
Coleen Barnhart, Portraits in Oil
Study Guide Sneak Peak
Study guides contain eight to twelve pages additional pages with exercises to reinforce learning and bonus features that teach creative writing and nature photography.
Entertaining Articles & Stories
“The Heavens Declare” & “Exploring Our Skies”
Astronomy-related articles appearing every other month. One of our regular astronomy writers also writes High School astronomy curriculum for Christian Light Education.
Nature Friend Subscriber Photography Group Shares Passion & Knowledge
“More than a year has passed since I first joined this wonderful group of people who all share a few uncommon passions: nature, photography, and the glory of God. Back then I had no clue what an f-stop was. I’d never heard of the word ‘bokeh.’ Who cared about noise? I just wanted a picture with a bird in it somewhere.
Now, you all can see the difference for yourselves; and it’s all thanks to you. Many of you were quite willing to share your knowledge and teach me the ropes. I learned so much in just a short time.”
Anna Boggs, Age 16
Nature Friend Photography Group Member