Nature-Based Early Learning Conference

The Natural Start Alliance's annual conference is the nation's largest professional event for teaching, administration, research, and advocacy in nature-based early learning.

Join us on July 31-August 3, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire for engaging presentations, experiential workshops, site tours, and professional networking with nature-based early childhood professionals from around the country and beyond. 

The conference helps you to:

  • Plan, run, and advocate for nature preschools, forest kindergartens, Forest Days, and other nature-based early learning programs
  • Learn about strategies, curricula, and documentation in nature-based early learning settings
  • Improve fundraising, marketing, and other administration tasks associated with nature-based early childhood programs
  • Learn about the latest research on early childhood environmental education and best practices in teacher preparation
  • Network with nature-based early learning professionals from your region

Registration will open in the spring. Subscribe to the Natural Start Alliance Newsletter to receive all conference-related communications. Questions? Reach us at [email protected] anytime.


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Learn about the conference venue and reserve a room at our special group rate.

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Browse through program guides and descriptions of our past conferences.