Nature-Based Preschool National Conference


August 3-5, 2017 - Seattle, WA

Education in Context: Nature, Culture, and Equity in Preschool



Conference Information

The 2017 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference will be held on August 3-5 at Seattle University in the heart of Seattle. Join us for engaging sessions, diverse site tours, professional networking, and connecting with nature. The Call for Presentations and the Sponsor and Exhibitor Information are available below. More details about the conference, including registration information, will follow shortly.
See the 2016 Program Guide and Registration Guide for more information about what the Nature-Based Preschool National Conference is all about.

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now closed. Thank you to the record number of applicants for your submissions this year! Notifications on the status of proposals will be sent in early April.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

The conference is an excellent opportunity to promote your services, programs, or products to leaders in the nature-based preschool movement, including teachers, administrators, researchers, advocates, and other professionals. With your sponsorship, you can reach:

  • 200+ conference participants;
  • 400 organizational Natural Start Alliance members;
  • 700 individual Natural Start Alliance members;
  • 3,000 Natural Start Alliance social media followers;
  • 4,000 Natural Start Alliance newsletter subscribers;
  • 10,000 monthly website visitors.

View the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Flier (PDF) for levels and benefits. Please note that some of the levels, such as Exhibitors, have limited numbers of sponsorships available. 

We want to work with you to help you meet your goals. Contact Emilian Geczi, Natural Start Alliance Director, at to discuss your needs.


Past Conferences 

2016: Dodge Nature Center and Preschool - West St. Paul, MN

Read about the 2016 Conference

2016 Program Guide

2015: Elachee Nature Science Center and Preschool - Gainesville, GA
Hosted by the Elachee Nature Science Center and Preschool in Gainesville, Georgia
2014: Kalamazoo Nature Center and Nature's Way Preschool - Kalamazoo, MI
Hosted by the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Nature's Way Preschool in Kalamazoo, Michigan
2012: Chippewa Nature Center and Preschool - Midland, MI
Hosted by the Chippewa Nature Center and Preschool, Midland, Michigan