• In the Spotlight: Seattle Children's PlayGarden
  • Put Your Program on the Map!
  • Program Considerations for Establishing a Nature Preschool
  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

Bright Ideas

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

Books for Exploring Winter Environments

We've collected some of our favorite books for exploring winter environments with young children--from snowy cities streets to hushed forests at night. Read More

Feature Story

Program Considerations for Establishing a Nature Preschool

Are you considering opening a nature-based preschool? Here are some ideas for thinking through the programmatic decisions you will need to make. Read More

Member Spotlight

One of the best things my parents did for me as a child was not allow me to watch television. My siblings and I spent all of our spare time outside, playing in the yard, the street or at the park. We would stay out until the sun went down. I now teach early childhood, and my love for being outside has translated to the way I teach. Read More