• Salmon Speaks: Affirming Children's Voices

    Natalie Lucas argues that, by listening to children and providing them with opportunities for exploration and meaning-making, educators can affirm their perspective, agency, and, indeed, expertise on caring for the environment.

  • Photo by: Juniper Hill School

    Member Spotlight: Juniper Hill School

    Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education opened in 2011 on 42 acres of beautiful, nature-rich landscape. Students learn from and about the landscape, establishing a lifelong connection with the land.

  • Be a Part of Our 2019 Conference!

    Join us this summer in Manchester, NH for engaging presentations, experiential workshops, site tours, and professional networking with nature-based early childhood professionals from around the country and beyond.

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    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!

  • Salmon Speaks: Affirming Children's Voices
  • Member Spotlight: Juniper Hill School
  • Be a Part of Our 2019 Conference!
  • Put Your Program on the Map!

Bright Ideas

Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education

Review NAEYC's draft recommendations for educators, administrators, teacher educators, and policymakers to promote equitable learning opportunities for all children. Read More

Webinar: Making the Case for Affirming Children's Voices in Early Childhood Nature-Based Initiatives

Young children have the right to a say in matters of relevance to them. Our collaborative webinar with the Children & Nature Network presents evidence and advice for affirming children's voices in research and practice. Read More

Webinar: Nature Days in K-3 Classrooms

What does nature-based learning look like in public K-3 classrooms across North America? Watch a recording of our webinar from December 12, 2018, to find out! Read More

Feature Story

Salmon Speaks: Affirming Children's Voices

Natalie Lucas argues that, by listening to children and providing them with opportunities for exploration and meaning-making, educators can affirm their perspective, agency, and, indeed, expertise on caring for the environment. Read More

Member Spotlight

An early childhood environmental education program on the shores of Lake Michigan fosters learning and an appreciation for nature among dunes, beaches, and ravines. Read More