Resources

There are plenty of great resources to learn from! We are carefully compiling this page to highlight some of the best examples of nature-based programs we can find. This page is new, so keep checking back for more great content.
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Inspiration for Public and Traditional School Programs
7 Ways Nature-Based Learning Takes Root in Existing Nature-Based Preschools, a great resource for existing programs

Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods, an NPR interview with Eliza Minnucci from the Ottauquechee School in Vermont about forest immersion programs in public schools

Sample Parent/Guardian Handbooks
Parent Handbook: Lime Hollow Forest School, Cortland, NY

Family Handbook: Little Leaf
, Andrus-on-Hudson, NY

Family Handbook: Pathways to Nature Preschool
, Boston, MA

Parent Handbook: NatureYear at Common Ground, New Haven, CT

Parent & Guardian Handbook: The Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD

Parent Handbook: North Branch Nature Center Forest Preschool, Montpelier, VT

Enrollment Information
Parent waiver from Lime Hollow Forest School

Essential Gear and Supplies
Gear Guide, NatureYear at Common Ground, New Haven, CT

Safety Practices and Risk Management
Safety and Risk Assessment, NatureYear at Common Ground, New Haven, CT

Hiking, Fire, and Water Safety, NatureYear at Common Ground, New Haven, CT


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