Best practices in action

Use Nature to Nurture

The great outdoors can play a big role in children's healthy development - inspiring curiosity, encouraging creativity, encouraging creativity, spreading joy and relieving stress.

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Meet the Experts

Natural Learning Initiative
The mission of the Natural Learning Initiative is to help communities create stimulating places for play, learning, and environmental education - environments that recognize human dependence on the natural world. We collaborate with educators, play leaders, environmental educators, planners, politicians, and all professionals working for and with children.

Natural Playgrounds Company
The Natural Playgrounds Company, LLC® is a customer-oriented design and construction firm specializing in natural play environments for child care centers, schools, and communities.