Resources for Volunteers

Nearby Nature our online publication holds a treasure trove of natural science lessons and explorations designed to get children and adults outside learning together in every season.

Resources for Teachers

Everything you need to get the most from having The Nature Program at your school.


Submit a new place-based science Teaching Unit to share with our teacher community!

Resources for Schools

Find the resources you need to incorporate nature more fully into your curriculum and classroom.

Environmental Education Links

Resources for Communities

Environmental Literacy for Vermont

Four Winds and Vermont SWEEP partnered to create a Roadmap to Environmental Literacy, a look at the wonderful environmental/sustainability education work happening in communities around the state right now plus suggestions for how to engage more people and more communities in this work. Those involved recognized that achieving environmental literacy is a community-wide effort.

Contact Jen Brown for more information.

This project was funded by a grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust.

Policy Links

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Four Winds’ Authentic Nature Play and Learning PLCs support teachers as leaders, leverage local resources and community connections, and make lasting changes in teaching practice. Join a PLC in your area!

  • Brattleboro VT Area PLC
  • Plainfield NH Area PLC
  • St. Johnsbury VT Area PLC