Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

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

May 4, 2016

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

April 5, 2016

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

Antioch New England's In Bloom in Maine a Success!

March 30, 2016

This one-day conference held at the Eyes of the World Discovery Center was attended by over 135 educators. Read More
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University of Cincinnati’s Arlitt Center Awarded $1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Preschool Learning in Outdoor PlayScapes

March 30, 2016

The three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will build professional support for teachers and continue research into early childhood learning in PlayScapes. Read More

Maine Early Childhood Educators Meet to Advance Environmental Education

February 28, 2016

Maine Audubon hosted a meeting of early childhood and environmental education professionals to promote networking in support of early childhood environmental education across the state. Read More

Professional Development Is In Bloom in New England

February 28, 2016

Antioch University's popular In Bloom professional development series continues this summer with conferences in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read More

Two Veteran Professionals Team Up to Offer Business Planning for Nature-Based Preschools

January 27, 2016

David Catlin Consulting LLC and Rachel Larimore announced this month that they are teaming up to develop business plans for nature-based preschools. Read More
National Arboretum

Natural Start Hosts Policy Summit in Washington, DC

December 18, 2015

This month, Natural Start hosted a meeting in Washington, DC, to bring together key partners in advancing the movement to get young children outdoors in childcare settings. Read More

AZA Announces a Webinar Series on Family Nature Play

December 1, 2015

Environmental education professionals are welcome to join these free webinars on connecting families to nature through play. Read More

Call for Presenters: Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

November 30, 2015

Share your experience, provoke discussion, and share resources at the Nature-Based Preschool National Conference this August. Read More