• Bringing Up Babies in a Desert Garden
  • Put Your Program on the Map!
  • Outdoor Experiences Build Confidence and Environmental Stewardship in Girls
  • Let's Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

Bright Ideas

New Issue of International Journal of Environmental Education Available

The second volume of this free online journal is now available and includes research, articles, and more. Read More

Join Natural Start at NAEYC in Dallas!

Will you be at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2014 Conference in Dallas this November? If so, be sure to connect with Natural Start while you're there. Read More

Outdoor Experiences Build Confidence and Environmental Stewardship in Girls

A new report from Girl Scouts finds that time spent outdoors boosts girls' confidence, problem solving, and environmental stewardship. Read More

Feature Story

Desert Botanical Garden

Bringing Up Babies in a Desert Garden

Despite mounting research about the importance of getting children outside from an early age, there are surprisingly few environmental education programs for babies. This story profiles one program in Phoenix, Arizona. 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