• Nature-Based Preschool National Conference
  • Learning to Care: The Promise of Experiential Learning in Nature for Young Children
  • Put Your Program on the Map!
  • Member Spotlight: Bija Kids

Bright Ideas

Help Make the Case for Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

The Council of Nature and Forest Preschools seeks volunteers interested in collecting research findings, testimonials, and policy examples that support nature-based learning in early childhood. Read More

Your STEM Questions Answered

Fiddleheads Forest School follows up with educators to answer questions about STEM teaching in the outdoors. Read More

New Grant Commits $1.75 Million to Support Outdoor Learning in Colorado

The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded the National Wildlife Federation and partners funds to support Early Childhood Health Outdoors, an initiative to bring naturalized outdoor spaces to early childhood education centers across Colorado. Read More

Feature Story

Learning to Care: The Promise of Experiential Learning in Nature for Young Children

Nature experiences can play a central role in children's moral development. But we need to start by modeling caring practices and sharing our own sense of wonder and responsibility for the natural world. Read More

Member Spotlight

A Primary Photo Journalist records her partner's work during an activity to create bird feeders for the school yard.

Robin Long

A Primary Photo Journalist records her partner's work during an activity to create bird feeders for the school yard.

'Kids Afield' is a collaborative project developed by three teachers at an N-12 Independent School that uses technology (specifically kid-cameras) as a focus tool to connect K-1 students to nature. Started in September of 2012, in its second year we hope our model can be exported to other schools and groups working with young children in natural environments. Read More