Research and Collaborations


Dimensions Foundation research and field-testing provides the foundation for all Nature Explore programs and resources.

Click here to learn more about this on-going research and field-testing.


Nature Action Collaborative for Children

Nature Explore is pleased to provide administrative support to the Leadership Team of the international Nature Action Collaborative for Children (NACC), which is sponsored by World Forum Foundation. NACC’s mission is to re-connect children with the natural world by making developmentally appropriate nature education a sustaining and enriching part of the daily lives of the world’s children.


Children & Nature Network

The Children & Nature Network is a national nonprofit public benefit organization whose purpose is to re-connect children and nature and to provide resources for sharing information, strategic initiatives, reports and case studies. The Children & Nature Network partners with Nature Explore to promote the children and nature connection and further the common goals of connecting people, in particular children, with nature and outdoor experiences as well as broadening awareness of the benefits children gain from spending time in the natural world.


Nature Explore/Outdoor Classroom Project Collaborative Partnership

The Nature Explore program and The Outdoor Classroom Project® have partnered to provide a yearly Leadership Institute at Arbor Day Farm/Lied Conference Center.