• Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID 19

    Hear from a panel of experts who share the hows and whys around outdoor learning as a response to reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Member Spotlight: Diona Williams

    Get to know Diona Williams, an early childhood educator, professor, podcaster, and founder of Out Back Learning, LLC.

  • #NatStart2020: Register Today!

    The largest national gathering of nature-based early education professionals is moving online this year—more content, lower cost, lower carbon footprint!

  • Put Your Program on the Map!

    Check out Natural Start's new searchable map and list to see schools and organizations that are part of the Alliance. Join today to put your program on the map!

  • Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID 19
  • Member Spotlight: Diona Williams
  • #NatStart2020: Register Today!
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

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Resources from the Community

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

Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID 19

Hear from a panel of experts who share the hows and whys around outdoor learning as a response to reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Nature preschools continue impressive growth across US

A new report from Natural Start reveals outdoor, nature-focused preschools have grown 25-fold over the past decade. Read More

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Ask the Experts: Using Masks in Nature-Based Programs

As nature-based early education programs are reopening, the Natural Start Alliance has been getting a lot of questions about how to use masks effectively. Hear from several nature-based programs that have either remained open, recently reopened, or plan to reopen soon on how they're using masks and what they've learned. Read More

Member Spotlight

This NAEYC-accredited, West Philadelphia program connects children to nature rain or shine and helps other Philadelphia educators incorporate outdoor play and learning into their own programs. Read More