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  • In the Spotlight: Queens Botanical Garden Forest Nursery
  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

Bright Ideas

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools Launches

The new association provides services, support and inspiration to nature-based early childhood programs in the Eastern US, from Virginia to New York. Read More

Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2017 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

Book Chapters Sought: Early Education and Nature

An upcoming volume of Advances in Early Education and Day Care will focus on early education and nature. Chapters are invited. Read More

Feature Story

Fiddleheads Forest School

Reading the Landscape: Early Literacy in the Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor classrooms might seem like a challenging environment in which to provide early literacy instruction, but they are also a source of unique opportunity. Read More

Member Spotlight

Travel writer, nature guide, and parent Dan Szczesny shares how his baby toured remote regions of India with grace and charm, but drew the line on the back of a water buffalo. Read More