Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

Help Make the Case for Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

June 28, 2017

The Council of Nature and Forest Preschools seeks volunteers interested in collecting research findings, testimonials, and policy examples that support nature-based learning in early childhood. Read More

Your STEM Questions Answered

February 23, 2017

Fiddleheads Forest School follows up with educators to answer questions about STEM teaching in the outdoors. Read More

New Grant Commits $1.75 Million to Support Outdoor Learning in Colorado

January 24, 2017

The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded the National Wildlife Federation and partners funds to support Early Childhood Health Outdoors, an initiative to bring naturalized outdoor spaces to early childhood education centers across Colorado. Read More

Books for Exploring Winter Environments

January 16, 2017

We've collected some of our favorite books for exploring winter environments with young children--from snowy cities streets to hushed forests at night. Read More

Natural Start Welcomes New Director

December 21, 2016

The Natural Start Alliance is set to begin 2017 with exciting changes and new growth. We are thrilled to welcome Emilian Geczi as the new Director of the Natural Start Alliance. Read More

Exclusive Muddy Buddy Discount for Natural Start Alliance Members

December 16, 2016

Tuffo is partnering with the Natural Start Alliance to offer this discount in support of the work you do to connect young children to nature, the outdoors, and their environment. Read More

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools Launches

November 30, 2016

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

October 31, 2016

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

October 14, 2016

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

NAAEE Seeks a Director for the Natural Start Alliance

October 10, 2016

NAAEE is seeking an experienced education professional to lead the Natural Start Alliance. Read More

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