Nature Explore

Turn your child care play spaces into fun, joyful areas to explore nature. You’ll discover how to engage children in nature through music and the arts, how to develop observation skills, and much more.

Intended audience: Early childhood professionals
Format: 3-hour workshops. 11 topics available
Certification: Approved by Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) for Child Care Professional Development Credit


Earn professional development credit for each workshop:

  • Using Your Outdoor Classroom
  • Learning with Nature
  • We Dig Dirt
  • Wonder-filled Beginnings
  • The Importance of Visual-Spatial Learning
  • Moving to Learn
  • Music and Nature
  • Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials
  • The Arts and Nature
  • Developing Observation Skills
  • Heart-Centered Teaching

Ready to Learn?

Find and register for workshops on the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry. Click on Search Trainings and type in Nature Explore in the title search box.