December 2013

Happy Holidays, From Nature's Classroom Institute!

We wish everyone safe travels and lots of outdoor fun this holiday season.

We hope to see you in 2014!


To Plan a Garden

Subjects: Science, Gardening

Gardens are a way to become more connected with the rhythms of the seasons and natural processes. In this lesson, students will design their own gardens using seed catalogs, drawings, and graph paper.

Lessons to Dye For

Subject: Art

Your classroom garden can provide fuel for investigating the ways in which plants have enriched and continue to color our world. In this activity, students will learn about they ways that colors from plants have been used to enhance people's lives.



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Thank you for helping us share the gift of outdoor education!



Wimberley - Texas

The camp-like atmosphere accommodates housing for up to 350 students, comfortable sleeping quarters, ample bathroom facilities, and a modern retreat center. The Wimberley site is surrounded by 240 acres of rolling terrain, a 5 acre lake, a wealth of oak trees, and dawn-grazing deer.

Read more or find an NCI location near you!


Announcing My Earth-Changing Moments

My Earth Changing Moments is a new campaign to collect photo, video or written stories of the “aha” moments people experience that forever connect them to the environment. Share your story and inspire others to share their own!

Learn more.

Applications Open for Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is currently accepting applications for the third annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.

The award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers and their local education agencies nationwide for excellence in integrating environmental education into their lessons and demonstrating the connection between health and the environment for their students.

Applications are due soon. Learn more.

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