Full of real-life activities, examples, and educator resources to take the fun of STEM outside, this book will help teachers articulate connections between nature play, outdoor experiences, and STEM learning in young children. Read more

Fiddleheads Forest School

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Fiddleheads Forest School follows up with educators to answer questions about STEM teaching in the outdoors. Read more

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Research suggests that active exploration wires the brain, and helps kids develop powerful intuitions about concepts central to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more

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A seasoned STEM educator shares his tips and tricks for exploring energy outdoors with young children. Read more

Tiny Trees

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We looked back across the year to see what most engaged our community across some of our digital platforms in 2015. Read more

Member Spotlight

At Gilbert Elementary, children start in forest kindergarten and continue their learning with connections to nature and the environment through fifth grade. Read more

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Fairy villages are well known for inspiring wonder in children, but they're often overlooked as an educational tool. From helping children develop fine motor skills to promoting cooperation, communication, and teamwork, these villages for very small people offer big educational benefits. Read more

Resources is an award-winning, free access STEM activity website with nearly 4,000 activities for all ages. Activities can be searched by age, grade, cost, time, outdoor or physical activity, and more. Many activities have environmental themes. Read more

Bright Idea

A position statement adopted by NSTA affirms the importance of learning science and engineering practices in the early years to foster children's curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world around them and to lay the foundation for science learning throughout their entire lives. Read more

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