Nature Play & Learning Places

Creating and managing places where children engage with nature

These National Guidelines were created through a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Learning Initiative to bring nature play and learning to every community. For those who create, manage, or promote the development of nature in the everyday environments of children, youth, and families, especially in urban/suburban communities.

Now Available in print version – order here.

We are pleased to announce the guidelines are now available in a limited edition print version.

“Decoding the human genome was impressive. The internet has been transformative. Big data are amazing. But a child playing in the woods? That simple, time-honored image is at once magical, and powerful, and inspiring.”

from the Forward to Nature Play and Learning Places by
Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health