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Nature's Classroom Institute, the nation's premier environmental education program, creates customized and individual experiences for every teacher and student. 

August 2015

New Outdoor Childcare Regulations in Texas

This spring the Texas Workforce Commission approved precedent-setting regulations that provide financial incentives for childcare centers with natural outdoor play and learning settings. The standards reward centers that link the outdoor environment and outdoor activities with indoor learning. With this policy in place, 100,000 Texas children will benefit from daily opportunities to learn about nature.

Snip, Snip

Cuttings can be useful in plant reproduction where the plant in question produces little or no seeds.  Many plants can be produced from a single large plant without damaging it. Willows and geraniums are among the easiest plants to take root in this way, but many others are also possible. Get snipping!

Make Your Own Bird Feeder!

Want to take a close-up look at the birds in your schoolyard or neighborhood? Follow these simple instructions to make a bird feeder that birds won’t be able to resist!

Magical State Parks

Roads, trails, campsites, picnic areas, boardwalks, beaches, boat launches, visitor centers — all are carefully planned and designed to give us an experience that we’ve come to expect at our parks — and for that experience, a landscape architect may be responsible.

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Autumn on the Farms

Celebrate the 19th-century harvest season and help the Old World Wisconsin farm families and villagers bring in their crops, stock the larder and put up the produce for winter.

Learn more about joining the farm families in Eagle WI for their harvest throughout the autumn.

New Life Granted to a Schoolyard Farm

What was previously a grey terrace with a few water tanks became a classroom farm with six 880-pound growing beds. The kids recycled water tanks and turned them into worm compost bins; they made organic pesticides with tobacco, onions, and chile infusions; they learned the importance of cross-pollination and the symbiotic relationship that must exist between insects and where food grows.

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NCI - Mukwonago WI

NCI Mukwonago is surrounded by 600 acres of woodlands and open prairies. Mukwonago is just under an hour and a half from downtown Chicago, between Madison and Milwaukee.The beautiful property is surrounded by such geological and environmental wonders as a living bog and Kettle Moraines.

Explore this location or find a NCI site near you
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