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Nature Is A Powerful Teacher

Welcome to the International Association of Nature Pedagogy

We're a professional organisation designed to promote and support all forms of nature-based education for children aged 0 - 8 years throughout the world. This includes Forest Kindergartens, Forest Schools, Nature Pre-Schools and Nature Kindergartens.


The IANP was founded by Claire Warden in Scotland, U.K. The board is made up of innovative leaders and academics in the field of nature based education including Richard Louv, David Sobel, Wendy Lee and Sara Knight.


Membership benefits

Locate:- Database and location map of nature based pre-schools and schools around the globe

Connect:- link to colleagues in the same field.

Engage:- members professional blog

Benefit:- discounted training events and resources

Advocate:- country specific materials to share the movement


Upcoming Events

29th & 30th March 2019 IANP Symposium, Melbourne, Australia

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Our Aims Are:

To raise both professional and public awareness of nature pedagogy.
To raise the profile of the professional status of a Nature Pedagogue.
To increase the networking and support of established and inspiring nature pedagogues across the globe.


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Raise the profile of Nature Pedagogy as a way of teaching and learning
Inspire, innovate and influence lasting change in nature immersive education through research, training and tertiary education
Promote and support all models of nature based early education
Connect and network with colleagues in the same field to create a professional association


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"Most people are on the world and not in it" - John Muir