Best Practices and How To's

A collection of guides to help create nature spaces near you

Please use these resources to create more nature spaces near you.

Please contact Executive Director, Sarah Coles, if there are materials you are looking for but can't find here.

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Texas Natural Resource / Environmental Literacy Plan

The Texas Natural Resource / Environmental Literacy Plan is a companion plan to the TCiN Strategic Plan.

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Harvesting Loose Parts for Nature Play Guide

You can download this guide from city of Austin for your outdoor learning space.


Nature Play Guidelines

Guidance on Incorporating Nature Play in Public Spaces from the City of Austin


Guide: Create-with-Nature play

The City of San Francisco as part of their Cities Connecting Children to Nature Network initiative has created a Nature Play Program Guide.

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National Wildlife Federation: “Creative Play Settings for Outdoor Learning on a Budget”