• Taking Preschool Outdoors: Resources and Reflections
  • Member Spotlight: Aventuras Forest School
  • Safety and Healthy Risk-Taking in Nature-Based Education
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

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NatStart Forum: Taking Preschool Outdoors

Join Natural Start on Tuesday, September 29 at 4 pm ET for a conversation about reopening nature preschools during the pandemic. Hear from several program directors who have transitioned their schools to be 100% outdoors this fall, followed by Q&A and discussion. Read More

Safety and Healthy Risk-Taking in Nature-Based Education

Enjoy a two-part session on safety and healthy risk-taking in nature-based programs, presented by Anne Stires and Amy Butler. The goal of these two sessions is to provide examples of the practices outlined in the Safety section of the Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook, which was written collaboratively by Anne, Amy, and Kit Harrington. Read More

Resources from the Community

Browse resources shared by organizations in the field of nature-based early learning and environmental education. Read More

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Photo by: Berkeley Forest School

Taking Preschool Outdoors: Resources and Reflections

Natural start recently hosted a discussion centered on the challenges, positive outcomes, and unexpected moments that come with reopening nature preschools amid a pandemic. View the recording of the forum and browse related resources and reflections. Read More

Member Spotlight

Lia Johnson

We sat down with Lia Johnson, the founder and director of Little Tree Huggers, the first bilingual eco-green preschool in Leesburg, Virginia. Read More