nature play

North Park Village Nature Center

Feature Story

In the heart of Chicago, a small nature center has taken a big leap into providing space for unstructured nature play for city residents. Read more

Bright Idea

A new guide from The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association explores why nature play is important, its essential characteristics, and what organizations can do to restore children's play. Read more

Member Spotlight

The Chicago Zoological Society's Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo engages families in child-centered nature play. Educators from a variety of backgrounds can learn from the zoo's "play partners" in the NatureStart professional development program. Read more

Bright Idea

The “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants to zoos and aquariums will encourage conservation education through family nature play. Read more

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