Supporting the importance of Nature in Children’s Lives

Allowing a young child to experience the natural world is not just a nice thing to do; it is their birthright, and is essential for their academic, physical, emotional and spiritual development. Studies show that children have a basic need to establish a deep emotional connection to the natural world. Helps parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators to foster that developing bond with Nature.

We’re a professional organization designed to promote and support all forms of nature-based education for children aged 0-8 years throughout the world. This includes Forest Kindergartens, Forest Schools, Nature Pre-Schools, and Nature Kindergartens.

Founded with the purpose of promoting the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information. NLI is a research and professional development unit at the College of Design, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nature has the power to make children healthier, happier, and smarter. We are leading a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children – and natural places – can thrive. Together we can create a world where every child can play, learn, and grow in nature.

Children need playthings that are simple and natural to promote open-ended play. Crafted with the health and safety of children as a top priority, our products are free of any compounds we believe are unhealthy to children or the environment.

Idaho BaseCamp is committed to cultivating the leaders of today and tomorrow through individual and community development and creating a connection to nature. Our aim is to expand… understanding and create a working consciousness for the environment, community, and Self.

A global network of organizations and professionals working to enrich children’s learning and play by improving the way school grounds are designed and used.

We are a leading UK-based charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children. Our vision is a society where the benefits of regular time outdoors are valued and appreciated, and outdoor learning, play and connection with nature is recognized as a fundamental part of education, at every stage, for every child and young person.

A campaign calling on everyone to do something to make sure that more children can play outdoors more often.

The National Institute for Play unlocks the human potential through play in all stages of life using science to discover all that play has to teach us about transforming our world.

Connecting kids and nature, working with educators to get kids learning outdoors, and helping parents find new ways to engage their children outside.

Working with advocates like you, Nature Explore transforms children’s lives through research-based outdoor classroom design services, educator workshops, and natural products.

Our mission is to support children’s play in schools, neighborhoods, museums, parks, and anywhere else that children can be found. Our belief is that children have the right to play as they please, and that a place that supports children’s play benefits everyone.