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New to Nature

New to Nature Resources and Information

The pages below were produced and written to help the formal educator think about how they would like to incorporate nature or the outdoors into their teaching. Every school, classroom, teacher, and students within it are unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Consider all possibilities and simply do what works best for you and your students.

Some of the following information and assistance was sourced from Into Nature: a guide written by teachers for teachers to connect to nearby nature. 


Nature Barriers

Commons concerns, fears, and misconceptions regarding teaching outdoors are addressed here. 




Educator Resources

Materials List

A general list of items and supplies to think about before going outside the 4 walls of the classroom.

Getting Started Guide

Hypothetical and rhetorical questions through the teacher and student perspective along with other important points to consider.