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Nature-Based Professional Network


Nature-Based Early Childhood Professional Learning

Using nature as a method to achieve educational results is a powerful methodology that builds upon the tradition of using the outdoors to inspire young learners. Positioning nature at the heart of curriculum stimulates creativity, arouses curiosity, and gives children a deep respect for the outdoors. Nature preschools and forest kindergartens are trending in the United States, and their progressive approach to education has fueled a rise in interest.

To help you become part of this powerful, environmentally focused movement we offer professional development that provides skills, meaningful training, and experiential learning opportunities!

Conferences, Workshops & Classes



New England Network of Nature-based Early Childhood Educators (NENNECE)

NENNECE has formed in response to a growing interest in nature-based education. The purpose is to provide a network for early childhood educators throughout New England to connect with one another and our communities, share ideas and resources, inspire one another, and support each other in providing high-quality nature-based learning opportunities throughout the region.


Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods

Kindergarten, Naturally

What’s the deal with those ‘wild’ Danish kids?

Preschool Without Walls

Our Consultants

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Amy Butler

Ellen Doris

Ellen Doris

Susan Dreyer-Leon

Hannah Lindner-Finlay

Eliza Minucci

Eliza Minucci

Liza Lowe

Liza Lowe

Anne Ouwerkerk

David Sobel

David Sobel

Anne Stires

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Meghan Teachout

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