Nature-Based Early Learning Conference



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The Nature-Based Early Learning Conference helps you to:

  • Plan, run, and advocate for nature preschools, forest kindergartens, K-2 outdoor learning, 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


We're excited to return to Cincinnati, OH for the 2021 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference! We will be back in person July 28-31, 2021 for all of the energy, networking, site tours, and connection that the in-person event offers. 


Read about the next steps regarding the 2020 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference.

Showcase your services and support for nature-based early learning professionals.


Share your ideas, research, and expertise at the 2020 Conference. 

Browse through program guides and descriptions of our past conferences.