• Education in Context: The Role of Place in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Learning to Care: The Promise of Experiential Learning in Nature for Young Children
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Bright Ideas

Forest Days Evaluation Report Documents Benefits, Key Ingredients

A recent evaluation report on the Forest Days initiative in Vermont and New Hampshire schools finds that programs not only support academic learning but also offer numerous social, emotional, physical, and community-level benefits to participants. Read More

Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2018 NatureStart™ Course

NatureStart™ is a week-long professional development program focusing on skill development for educators who work with young children in zoos, aquariums, and nature centers. Read More

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

Feature Story

Education in Context: The Role of Place in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Nature-based education is, by definition, place-based education. And no matter where we are, when we enter into a classroom, we bring our place, and the history of that place, with us. Read More

Member Spotlight

Taking to heart Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder, the teachers of Live & Learn journey daily with children to enjoy and explore the pleasures of walking in a puddle or stream, digging for salamanders, and learning to appreciate what nature has to teach, and why this matters. Read More