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.

Texas Natural Resource / Environmental Literacy Plan

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

Child Friendly Plant Guide

You can download this guide from Texas Parks and Wildlife on Child Friendly plants for your outdoor learning space. Also available is a Child Friendly plant symbol that can be used on signage in garden areas and in plant sales. Email Sarah for copy of the Child Friendly Wordmark.

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

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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