Dimensions Educational Research Foundation & Nature Explore - thanks for joining NAM!
Monday, September 12, 2016
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
Nature Explore Program - Nature Explore Program
About Dimensions Foundation
Dimensions Educational Research Foundation conducts research and collaborates with others to investigate how children’s connections with the natural world can affect wellness and development. Dimensions provides research-based workshops, design consultations and hands-on resources to elementary schools, early childhood programs, nature centers, arboretums, botanical gardens, parks, zoos, wildlife refuges, national forest visitor centers and other organizations throughout the United States interested in helping children connect more deeply with the natural world.
Dimensions collaborates with the Arbor Day Foundation on the national Nature Explore Program. It also runs the Dimensions Education Programs, in Lincoln, Nebraska, which serve as primary research classrooms for on-going efforts. Dimensions works with a cadre of workshop consultants, designers and researchers throughout the United States.
Through Dimensions’ research and programs, children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral part of children’s daily learning. The Education Programs Research Classrooms have been in existence since 1967, and the national cadre of Dimensions researchers and consultants began their work in 1998.
As of July 1, 2016 the work of Exchange Press has been integrated with the work of Dimensions Foundation. Founded by Bonnie and Roger Neugebauer in 1978, Exchange has admirably carried on its mission of “supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults.” Dimensions Foundation is honored to join in the work of providing an inspiring and practical magazine, and useful, state-of-the-art books and online resources for early childhood leaders.