Born to Explore

     GFALC, joins a growing network of organizations and institutions that have created effective nature-based outdoor learning environments for children. This network allows for idea-sharing, peer support and continuous development.


     “GFALC has shown tremendous leadership in growing the next generation of environmental stewards,” said Susie Wirth, Nature Explore Outreach Director. “Their commitment to providing research-based and nature-rich learning offers a wonderful example to educators throughout the country.”

     The classrooms, which are being developed across the country, offer interactive elements such as musical instruments made of natural materials, garden or pathway areas and natural materials for building and creating art. Children who learn and grow in Certified Nature Explore Classrooms enhance concentration, develop creativity and problem-solving, relieve stress and improve skills in many areas of development. 

Messy Materials 1
Messy Materials 2
Music & Movement 1
Music & Movement 3
Music & Movement 2
Garden Area
Water Area
Gathering Area
Gathering Area 2 (fairy garden)
Gathering Area 3 (fairy garden)
Climbing & Crawling Area 2
Building Area 2
Building Area 1
Action Area