For Mid-Atlantic Natural Play and Learning
This is an evolving list, so please share your resources.
NoVA Outside is an alliance of environmental educators—public and private schools, childcare, government agencies, non-profits, nature centers, businesses and more. Become a member to stay connected with what’s happening for children and nature in Northern Virginia. Get discounts to valuable training and networking events, access to great resources, learn about what’s happening in Richmond for environmental education, and help to keep our legislators informed.
Arlington Children and Nature Network brings together schools, businesses, agencies and organizations to connect Arlington Children to Nature.
DC School Yard Greening offers curriculum resources, training, grants and a fabulous annual tour of school gardens
Grants Consultant - Shawnee Shahroody Spitler is a Grants Consultant with more than 11 years of experience supporting and representing non-profit organizations, community groups, schools and public agencies in the areas of education, the environment and health care. In 2006, she began a consulting business supporting organizations through strategic planning and development and has spent the past five years as a consultant and grant writer.
Mosaic artist Suzy Scollon works with schools and other community organizations to create beautiful outdoor art. She can be reached at email@example.com.
On the Web
Encyclopedia of Play and Playgrounds-- A great resource of all things and people related to play.
Natural Playspaces Pattern Book This incredible interactive resource was created by the Natural Playspace Workgroup of the Maryland Partnership for Children and Nature. Several Earlyspace designs are featured!
Head Start Body Start “Create a Play Space” Several Earlyspace drawings are featured!
Bay Back Pack This is a comprehensive interactive highly useful website that features “Meaningful Watershed Experience” curriculum for prek-high school, searchable by subject area, state, and grade level.
Virginia Naturally Lesson plans, grants, resources, places to visit…and more.
So you can stay in touch…
Arlington: APS Green Schools
District of Columbia DC School Gardens
Web Site Design
Earlyspace logo “Tree of Life with Cob Cottage” by Linda Duryea. Earlyspace web site design by Arun Jolly.