In Bloom Conferences | 2016

Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education


Nature preschools and forest kindergartens have flourished in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe since the 1960s. In the last few decades they’ve started to take root throughout New England. Public school kindergartens in Vermont are spending one full day a week in the deep woods on Forest Fridays. Children climb trees, make mudpies, whittle sticks, take care of animals AND expand their vocabularies, do real math, conduct investigations and develop resilience in nature-based programs. Come to one of the 2016 In Bloom conferences and learn from cutting edge educators who are redefining what’s possible in early childhood education.



  • In Bloom in Maine, Saturday, March 26, 2016
    Eyes of the World Discovery Center
    Kittery Community Center
    Kittery, ME
  • In Bloom in Keene
    Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Antioch University New England
    Keene, NH
  • In Bloom in Vermont
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Shelburne Farms
    Shelburne, VT