Starting in late January 2022, six monthly online meetings will bring together global leaders and practitioners to build networks of like-minded organizations and individuals to identify scalable strategies and deepen our understanding of how to support the worldwide movement of schoolyard greening.
What might racial healing look like for the movement to connect children and nature? Hosted by the Children & Nature Network, join author Heather NcGhee and Dr. Gail C. Christopher for a conversation on racism's role in creating barriers to nature and how we equitably move forward. Pre-registration is required for this event.
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) is a nonprofit organization leading the global movement
to advance equitable access to nature for children everywhere they live, learn and play.
The Youth Leadership Network Coordinator engages young leaders in place-based and national
action to serve as outdoor ambassadors in the movement to connect children to nature more
The Nature-Based Learning Network (NBLN) gathering at the Children & Nature Network International Leadership Summit, Oakland, California, May 2018, provided an opportunity to capture the advocacy power of this unique gathering of diverse disciplines and professions, to create an international declaration on nature-based learning. A draft was adopted by NBLN Summit participants. Many weeks of fine-tuning by the drafting team followed. The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) produced the graphic rendition.
Join us May 16-18, 2019 in Oakland, CA for the largest gathering of children and nature advocates in the world. From inspiring keynotes to hands-on workshops, our biennial conference will inspire and equip you with best practices for increasing equitable access to nature for the children, families and communities you serve. Select from seven dynamic conference tracks and come prepared to network with nature connection leaders from around the world.
Date and Time:
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:00am to Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00pm
NAAEE is working with partners at Stanford, University of Florida, and the Children & Nature Network to get a better sense of how environmental educators and other professionals think about nature. Please consider helping us out by responding to this short survey. We hope your responses, and those of your colleagues, will help us learn more about how your organization is thinking about, and might measure, some of these ideas.
The June 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series featured a roundtable of dynamite speakers working to connect research and practice. Watch the recording to learn more about how these organizations are working independently and together to build the evidence base for advancing environmental education and the children and nature movement.
Whether you’re a program developer, evaluator, researcher, or funder, eeRESEARCH can help you find resources to support your work and improve practice! Browse more than 1,000 research summaries and syntheses, or use a variety of tools to narrow your search to the topics, authors, or focus areas that interest you.
NAAEE has partnered with the Children & Nature Network, researchers at the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to launch the Science of Nature-Based Learning Collaborative Research Network. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Network seeks to synthesize the existing research and conduct exploratory studies on what approaches to nature-based learning work, for whom, how, and under what circumstances. To begin this process, NAAEE worked with C&NN to distribute a survey among its networks to help us understand how environmental educators are connecting children to nature, and how new research in the field can support what you do. This is an executive summary of the survey and its results.