Nature Play

Nature Play

Engage your toddler in nature play experiences. Sessions for toddlers are held throughout the year as arranged at a local park or natural area. These will be limited to 20 participants who need to register ahead of time.

Another nature play program includes the Strolling with Strollers program where moms or dads or grandparents with young ones in strollers explore Minto Brown Park together with leaders who have expertise with nature interactions. There will be a limit of 15 participants.

SEE also provides professional development opportunities for schools and child care providers with free curriculum to facilitate learning experiences outdoors.

All sessions are free. To register or ask any clarifying questions email Jon Yoder of Salem Environmental Education at joyoder73@gmail.com.

Benefits of Nature Play

  • Encourages Cooperative Play
  • Develops Physical Skills
  • Exercises Imagination
  • Stimulates Poetic Expression
  • Prompts Curiosity of Natural World
  • Fosters Critical Thinking

    

Project WILD PD

    

NATURE PLAY IN BUSH PARK

    

NATURE PLAY WITH YMCA IN WILSON PARK

little girl with butterfly
Outdoor play is…
good for children’s health and the health of our planet.


little girl sitting with leaves
Active movement is needed…
for children to develop healthy bodies.


little boy with tree
Children need to engage with nature to…
understand human dependency on the natural world.