Nature Explore Meets with Jewel’s Learning Center

Nature Explore meets with Charlotte and her staff to begin design process for nature-based playscapes.

Nancy shares her impressions.

About Nature Explore

Nature Explore is a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. The goal of this comprehensive, research-based initiative is to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning.

The Nature Explore Program provides research-based workshops, design consultations, and hands-on, field-tested resources to schools; nature centers; national forests, parks, and wildlife refuges; zoos; arboretums; and early childhood programs.

A network of certified Nature Explore Classrooms is developing throughout the United States. They are appropriate wherever a traditional playground might be built. Nature Explore consultants are also available to deliver keynote addresses and presentations at educational and environmental conferences.

Since 1998, the Dimensions Foundation has been conducting on-going research on nature education at the Dimensions Early Education Programs, which serve as primary research classrooms, and currently at two additional regional research sites in Minnesota and California.

The Nature Explore program works in collaboration with many national and international partners, including the Nature Action Collaborative for Children, sponsored by the World Forum Foundation; the Children and Nature Network; Keep America Beautiful; and many others.

Contact Information:

Nancy Rosenow
Executive Director
Nature Explore | Dimensions Educational Research Foundation
1010 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 467-6112 x103
www.dimensionsfoundation.org

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