Bright Ideas - The Natural Start Blog

Updates from Claire Warden

August 30, 2015

Claire Warden is set to release a new book, and her team shares updates from their busy summer. Read More

Dispatch from Kuwait: Lime Trees Spur Inquiry in a Desert School

August 30, 2015

Our friends at The Blue Waves School on the coast in Kuwait sent this update on a summer project investigating, and harvesting, limes from trees around their school. Read More

Michigan Public School District Adds Nature-Based First Grade Classes

July 30, 2015

Thanks to a major new grant, Bullock Creek Public Schools are planning to expand their Nature Kindergarten program to first grade. Read More

First Step to Water Conservation: Wonder

July 19, 2015

Author, educator, and educational consultant Patty Born Selly shares tips for water play that helps children begin to appreciate how important water is to them. Read More

Nature-Based Preschool National Conference: Your Options as Spaces Fill

June 30, 2015

Registration for the conference has broken records and exceeded expectations. Select days are still available, and a waitlist is available for discounted rates. Read More

Beach Crafts from Our Summer Crafts Pinterest Board

June 29, 2015

Heading to the beach this summer? Get extra mileage out of your beach treasures with these beach-themed crafts from our Pinterest page. Read More

Looking for a Ride or a Roommate for the Nature-Based Preschool National Conference?

June 18, 2015

We've created a roommate and ride sharing board to help you get to the conference in Georgia this August. Read More

NAAEE Conference Registration Now Open

June 16, 2015

Registration is now open for one of NAAEE’s most anticipated conferences ever: San Diego 2015. Read More

Twenty Ways to Take Art Outside

May 29, 2015

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Preschool educator Catherine Koons-Hubbard shares her tested strategies for easily taking art outside, even on the spur of the moment. Read More

Nature-Based Schools Interest Group Forming

May 28, 2015

If you care about nature-based early childhood education and have wanted a way to get more involved with Natural Start, a group is forming just for you! Read More