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.
Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful supports the creation and on-going efforts of Nature Explore Classrooms throughout the United States. Keep America Beautiful members often attend design consultations when Nature Explore Classrooms are being planned, or help sponsor Educator Workshops.
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 develop Learning Naturally.
Learning Naturally is a place to find inspiration, information and support for teachers, administrators, environmental educators, professional development leaders and others on issues relevant to young children in natural outdoor classrooms. Through the Learning Naturally DVD, explore topics that illustrate joyful multi-sensory experiences for children, holistic learning and effective teaching strategies.
Nature Explore also partners with The Outdoor Classroom Project to provide a yearly Leadership Institute at Arbor Day Farm/Lied Conference Center.