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Top Five Stories of 2014

December 30, 2014

We've checked the stats and collected the top five most-viewed stories from Natural Start for the year. Here's your chance to catch any that you might've missed. Read More

Join a New Initiative to Bring Nature into Preschools across the Country

December 17, 2014

Natural Start and the National Wildlife Federation are working together to advance policies that support early childhood environmental education, and you can become involved. Read More

New England Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Gatherings in 2015

December 15, 2014

Antioch University New England is hosting more In Bloom gatherings this spring across New England. Read More

Call for Presenters: 2015 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

December 11, 2014

Submit a proposal to join the conversation about advancing the nature-based early childhood education profession. Read More

Little School Takes on Toys R Us in New Video

December 4, 2014

The Juniper Hill School, a place-based preschool in Maine, has posted a video to answer last year's Toys R Us commercial that disparaged environmental education. Read More

Support Natural Start on #GivingTuesday

December 2, 2014

What do you support on #GivingTuesday? When you support Natural Start, we reach more educators and parents, and ensure that children in every community get the nature-rich early education experiences that they need to thrive. Read More

Working Forum on Design and Nature Coming This Spring

November 25, 2014

This spring, the World Forum Foundation's Global Collaborative OnDesign and Nature Action Collaborative for Children will be hosting the first-ever Working Forum on Design and Nature: Designing Inspiring and Effective Spaces for Children. Read More

Resource Review: Taking Learning Outdoors

November 25, 2014

Here's a summary of the resource reviews in the latest issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education focused on taking learning outdoors. Read More

Nature-Based Preschool National Conference Dates Announced

November 24, 2014

Save the date to connect with nature-based preschool educators from around the country at the third Nature-Based Preschool National Conference August 19-22 in Georgia. Read More

New Issue of International Journal of Environmental Education Available

October 31, 2014

The second volume of this free online journal is now available and includes research, articles, and more. Read More