Education and Tutorials

Reader Contribution Issue

Every year we dedicate an issue to amassing stories written by our reader base.

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You can draw

Each issue of Nature Friend has a step-by-step lesson on how to draw. Sometimes a painting, sometimes in pencil, children enjoy following the instructions to create their own special drawing.

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Choosing the Right Binocular

Binoculars are available with various prism designs, focus systems, glass quality and lens coatings, with protection from water damage and internal fogging. Most binoculars are multi-purpose instruments, suitable for a number of different activities including hunting, birdwatching, sporting events, hiking, fishing, and more.


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About Nature Friend

Each month since 1983, Nature Friend magazine has been helping families explore the wonders of God's creation. Even grandparents enjoy Nature Friend.

Readers participate many ways—we want your stories, art, photographs, puzzles, and poems. Besides the various submissions used each month, the May issue features a story contest for the children. The June issue is packed with readers' submissions from cover to cover.

Study Guide Edition includes:

"A friend excitedly showed me a recent issue of Nature Friend. He wanted to know if I had ever seen it. I told him we have been subscribing for about twenty-five years. He then wanted to know why I had never told him about it. He is in his eighties..."

—Blanchester, OH