Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

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

Tails Up! App Takes Family Nature Play Online

April 29, 2015

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has released a new app designed to engage families in play that benefits wildlife. Read More

Registration is Open: 2015 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

April 29, 2015

Register early to secure discounted registration for early childhood educators and administrators. Read More

Bringing Environmental Education to Head Start Classrooms

March 31, 2015

This week, Natural Start partnered with Nature Explore and Project Learning Tree to offer a workshop on early childhood environmental education for Head Start educators. Read More

New State Outdoor Learning Regulations Enacted in Texas

March 27, 2015

The Texas Workforce Commission has just approved precedent-setting regulations that provide financial incentives for childcare centers with natural outdoor play and learning settings. Read More