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Naturalist Intelligence

Naturalist Intelligence

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Naturalist Intelligence Definition:

Naturalist intelligence is one of Howard Gardner's Nine Multiple Intelligences. It involves how sensitive an individual is towards nature and the world around them. Individuals who excel in this intelligence typically are interested in growing plants and/or taking care of animals. Zookeepers, gardeners, and veterinarians are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high naturalist intelligence.

Individuals Who Typically Have High Naturalist Intelligence:

Following are examples of individuals who typically have high naturalist intelligence:
  • Zookeepers
  • Veterinarians
  • Gardeners
  • Marine Biologists
  • Animal Trainers
  • Farmers
  • Conservationists

Famous People Who Have High Naturalist Intelligence:

  • Jack Hanna
  • Steve Irwin
  • Charles Darwin
  • Linnaeus
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Jane Goodall

Traits of Those Who Have High Naturalist Intelligence:

  • Interested in Conservation and Recycling
  • Enjoys Gardening
  • Likes Animals
  • Likes to Be Outside
  • Interested in the Weather
  • Feels a Connection to the Earth

Ways to Enhance Naturalist Intelligence:

Following are ways that teachers and individuals can enhance and strengthen their current intrapersonal intelligence:
  • Hold a class outside
  • Include connections to the weather and nature
  • Performing skits about nature and cycles
  • Observing nature
  • Keeping a nature journal
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