As we prepare for an upcoming national survey of nature preschools, the Natural Start Alliance is counting nature-based preschools in the US. Help us find your program by joining the Alliance as an organizational member today!
Join us for our return to an in-person gathering in beautiful Tucson or participate online with our virtual program. NAAEE’s 2022 conference will focus on the powerful role education can play in creating healthier communities and tackling today’s complex environmental and social issues. Register today!
Deadline: August 8. Do you know of an individual or organization that has accomplished great things in environmental education? You probably do! This is your chance to recognize the wonderful work of incredibly hardworking individuals and organizations for the benefit of the environment.
This is the seventh of a series of eight discussions on principles, processes, and strategies involved in early childhood education, including environmental education. There is cultural capital in education and there is biophilia capital in education to the environment in early childhood. The habitus represents a child's environment with everything in it and this is where the genesis of child development lies.
There are different general and specific educational objectives, strategies and approaches when educating very young learners to nature. They have different capabilities when educating them to nature, to society and to their human condition within the biosphere. Respecting those capabilities is the path to showing them the beauty and joy of being alive. It is all about tasting snowflakes!