• Photo by Hanoi Photography

    Reinventing the Mother Ground

    Today's children don't spend enough time outside, but whose fault is that? If we want to fix the problem, we need to consider the ancient support networks that helped our ancestors cope.

  • Put Your Program on the Map!

    Check out Natural Start's new searchable map and list to see schools and organizations that are part of the Alliance. Join today to put your program on the map!

  • Photo by Raintree School

    In the Spotlight: Missouri ParkLAND Project

    St. Louis's first forest school, Raintree School, launched the Missouri ParkLAND Project to get every Missouri child to the wild lands of their local parks.

  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

    Join us in August at the Dodge Nature Center in Minnesota.

  • Reinventing the Mother Ground
  • Put Your Program on the Map!
  • In the Spotlight: Missouri ParkLAND Project
  • Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

Bright Ideas

Networking Call: Planning for Natural Disaster

Network with nature and forest preschools grappling with how best to plan for natural disasters in outdoor programs. Read More

NAAEE Announces Distinguished Nationally Known Slate of Five New Members for Newly Expanded Board

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) expands board by five members to strengthen and expand the movement and profession. Read More
Prescott College

Prescott College Receives $100,000 Grant for Early Childhood Education Teacher Training

Prescott College has received a $100,000 grant from the George B. Storer Foundation to establish a Center for Place- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education. The Center will train preschool instructors with an emphasis on working with children outdoors in nature. Read More

Feature Story

Dodge Nature Center

The 2016 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference: Professional Development, Naturally

Relive the 2016 conference with a participant who is tasked with bringing the conference to Seattle in 2017. Read More

Member Spotlight

Hooper Elementary

An outdoor classroom is bringing nature-based learning to this large, urban elementary school in Los Angeles. Read More