Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

New Grant Commits $1.75 Million to Support Outdoor Learning in Colorado

January 24, 2017

The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded the National Wildlife Federation and partners funds to support Early Childhood Health Outdoors, an initiative to bring naturalized outdoor spaces to early childhood education centers across Colorado. Read More

Books for Exploring Winter Environments

January 16, 2017

We've collected some of our favorite books for exploring winter environments with young children--from snowy cities streets to hushed forests at night. Read More

Natural Start Welcomes New Director

December 21, 2016

The Natural Start Alliance is set to begin 2017 with exciting changes and new growth. We are thrilled to welcome Emilian Geczi as the new Director of the Natural Start Alliance. Read More

Exclusive Muddy Buddy Discount for Natural Start Alliance Members

December 16, 2016

Tuffo is partnering with the Natural Start Alliance to offer this discount in support of the work you do to connect young children to nature, the outdoors, and their environment. Read More

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools Launches

November 30, 2016

The new association provides services, support and inspiration to nature-based early childhood programs in the Eastern US, from Virginia to New York. Read More

Book Chapters Sought: Early Education and Nature

October 14, 2016

An upcoming volume of Advances in Early Education and Day Care will focus on early education and nature. Chapters are invited. Read More

Networking Call: Planning for Natural Disaster

May 27, 2016

Network with nature and forest preschools grappling with how best to plan for natural disasters in outdoor programs. Read More

NAAEE Announces Distinguished Nationally Known Slate of Five New Members for Newly Expanded Board

May 4, 2016

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) expands board by five members to strengthen and expand the movement and profession. Read More
Prescott College

Prescott College Receives $100,000 Grant for Early Childhood Education Teacher Training

April 5, 2016

Prescott College has received a $100,000 grant from the George B. Storer Foundation to establish a Center for Place- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education. The Center will train preschool instructors with an emphasis on working with children outdoors in nature. Read More

Antioch New England's In Bloom in Maine a Success!

March 30, 2016

This one-day conference held at the Eyes of the World Discovery Center was attended by over 135 educators. Read More

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