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Michigan Public School District Adds Nature-Based First Grade Classes

Thanks to a major new grant, Bullock Creek Public Schools are planning to expand their Nature Kindergarten program to first grade. Read More

First Step to Water Conservation: Wonder

Author, educator, and educational consultant Patty Born Selly shares tips for water play that helps children begin to appreciate how important water is to them. Read More

Nature-Based Preschool National Conference: Your Options as Spaces Fill

Registration for the conference has broken records and exceeded expectations. Select days are still available, and a waitlist is available for discounted rates. Read More

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Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages

Fairy villages are well known for inspiring wonder in children, but they're often overlooked as an educational tool. From helping children develop fine motor skills to promoting cooperation, communication, and teamwork, these villages for very small people offer big educational benefits. Read More

Member Spotlight

The Chicago Zoological Society's Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo engages families in child-centered nature play. Educators from a variety of backgrounds can learn from the zoo's "play partners" in the NatureStart professional development program. Read More