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Fern Leaves

Build Capacity

We empower educators to adopt nature-based learning practices within their locus of control (with their students, colleagues; in their classroom, school, and community). 

Teaching Students Outdoors (TSO) and
Mini Teaching Students Outdoors (Mini TSO)

4-hour, interactive, outdoor, in-person workshop

(Mini = 2-hours)

Who is it for? Educators who want to teach students outdoors in nearby nature. 

What will you do?

  • Grow your knowledge about nature-based learning’s benefits 

  • Gain skills in planning and preparation, site selection, risk management, outdoor classroom management, and more!

  • Discover how to activate nearby-nature as a classroom

  • Experience instructional strategies you can use with your students!

  • Explore how to make nature-based learning culturally responsive, equitable, and inclusive

Contact us to schedule a workshop for your school or community

Don't have 4 hours for a TSO workshop? We offer TSO as two, 2-hour sessions. We also offer a 2-hour "Mini-TSO" - a pared down version of the above course to get your feet wet! 

Email: to see what's right for your school. 


School District Systems Design Consulting for Learning in Nearby Nature

Who is it for? School district leaders who want to make it easy for their teachers to teach and for  students to learn in nearby nature.*

Consulting packages include: 

  • A core set of best practices for supporting teaching & learning in nearby nature

  • Direct consulting to address questions and develop/customize best practices specific to your district

Contact us to explore systems consulting for your district!

*Nearby nature = within easy human-powered (walking, rolling, biking) distance of school

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Good Natured Learning Fellowship

Who is it for? PK-12 (PP1-12) Educators (Teachers, Counselors, Administrators) who are you ready to be part of a professional community of Nature-Based Learning champions.

What will you do?

  • Participate in a 5-day, 4-night nature retreat

  • Form part of a close-knit community of educators

  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and will to bring nature-based learning into your regular teaching practices

  • Take part in a year-long Professional Learning Community 

  • Become a Teacher-Leader​

  • Attend, dream, & plan at the What's Next? Mini Retreat 

  • Join a growing alumni network

Click here to learn more about the Fellowship.

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