Nature Explore is a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Their goal 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.”
Nature Explore provides workshops, consultations, and a variety of resources for designers and contractors. Their design support is grounded in over a decade of research and field-testing by the Dimensions Foundation and ensures productive learning in math, science, art, music and movement, visual/spatial skills, close observation skills, and social skills within the context of an outdoor classroom.
The images below are from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska.