• Bridging the Gap: Integrating Technology and Environmental Education
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  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference
  • NAAEE Annual Conference: Submit a Proposal

Bright Ideas

Why the Common Core State Standards Matter

A new report argues that requirements for reading in kindergarten pose significant risks to children who are not ready to read at age five. Read More

President Obama Commits to Getting "Every Kid in a Park"

This major new commitment to get kids outdoors will offer fourth graders and their families opportunities to enjoy our public lands free of charge. Read More

Chicago-Area Educators: Nature Play Conference in May

The Chicago Botanic Garden and Alliance for Early Childhood are happy to announce the second annual "Inspiring Nature Play: Digging Deeper" conference to promote nature play. Read More

Feature Story

Bridging the Gap: Integrating Technology and Environmental Education

By integrating the two seemingly opposed areas of nature and technology, we can create an opportunity for young children to become both environmentally and technologically literate. Read More

Member Spotlight

The Environmental Nature Center is developing Newport Beach, California’s first nature-based preschool. Although students will do most of their learning and playing outside, when they do spend time inside, it will be in a sustainable “green building” certified by the US Green Building Council. Read More