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University of Cincinnati’s Arlitt Center Awarded $1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Preschool Learning in Outdoor PlayScapes

March 30, 2016

The three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will build professional support for teachers and continue research into early childhood learning in PlayScapes. Read More

Maine Early Childhood Educators Meet to Advance Environmental Education

February 28, 2016

Maine Audubon hosted a meeting of early childhood and environmental education professionals to promote networking in support of early childhood environmental education across the state. Read More

Professional Development Is In Bloom in New England

February 28, 2016

Antioch University's popular In Bloom professional development series continues this summer with conferences in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read More

Two Veteran Professionals Team Up to Offer Business Planning for Nature-Based Preschools

January 27, 2016

David Catlin Consulting LLC and Rachel Larimore announced this month that they are teaming up to develop business plans for nature-based preschools. Read More
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Natural Start Hosts Policy Summit in Washington, DC

December 18, 2015

This month, Natural Start hosted a meeting in Washington, DC, to bring together key partners in advancing the movement to get young children outdoors in childcare settings. Read More

AZA Announces a Webinar Series on Family Nature Play

December 1, 2015

Environmental education professionals are welcome to join these free webinars on connecting families to nature through play. Read More

Call for Presenters: Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

November 30, 2015

Share your experience, provoke discussion, and share resources at the Nature-Based Preschool National Conference this August. Read More

New Research in Early Childhood Environmental Education

November 30, 2015

The latest issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education is now available for free online. Read More

Ten Questions: Sharing Nature with Children

November 28, 2015

Tell us what you need to know to improve your professional practice in environmental education for young children. Read More

Save the Date: 2016 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

September 4, 2015

Mark your calendars now to join us in the Twin Cities August 15-17, 2016 at Dodge Nature Center. Read More