Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

First Step to Water Conservation: Wonder

July 19, 2015

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

June 30, 2015

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

Beach Crafts from Our Summer Crafts Pinterest Board

June 29, 2015

Heading to the beach this summer? Get extra mileage out of your beach treasures with these beach-themed crafts from our Pinterest page. Read More

Looking for a Ride or a Roommate for the Nature-Based Preschool National Conference?

June 18, 2015

We've created a roommate and ride sharing board to help you get to the conference in Georgia this August. Read More

NAAEE Conference Registration Now Open

June 16, 2015

Registration is now open for one of NAAEE’s most anticipated conferences ever: San Diego 2015. Read More

Twenty Ways to Take Art Outside

May 29, 2015

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Preschool educator Catherine Koons-Hubbard shares her tested strategies for easily taking art outside, even on the spur of the moment. Read More

Nature-Based Schools Interest Group Forming

May 28, 2015

If you care about nature-based early childhood education and have wanted a way to get more involved with Natural Start, a group is forming just for you! Read More

Join Us for a Forest Kindergarten Networking Call

May 27, 2015

Do you want to connect with others who are operating, or who want to operate, forest schools? We're hosting a networking call on June 9th. Read More

Claire Warden Introduces New Online Courses

May 27, 2015

Claire Warden presents a selection of bite-sized online training through video, practical steps, and downloads. There are 5 courses now available including Floorbooks, Floorbooks and the Brain, Floorbooks and Talk, Nature Pedagogy, and Risk It! Read More

David Sobel to Keynote Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

April 30, 2015

Author and educator David Sobel will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2015 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference. Read More