Research shows that spending time outdoors is an essential part of a healthy, well-balanced childhood.
Nature Passport encourages and motivates children to have fun engaging with their environment wherever that may be—from backyards and city parks, to beaches and other wild places. With activities designed by experts in outdoor play and experiential education, and new content released every two weeks, the app is a robust tool for both families and classrooms.
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"This app takes knowledge from some of the nation's best environmental educators and puts it into the hands of parents and teachers to explore the outdoors with the children in their lives."
– Ben Klasky
About Nature Passport
Nature Passport was created by two non-profits: IslandWood in Washington, United States and Nature Play Western Australia. The app is based on a successful, paper-based program in Australia that has reached more than 600,000 families, and uses technology as a tool for connecting families and schools with the natural world across the globe.
Since 2002, IslandWood has been advancing innovative and inclusive education that inspires understanding and stewardship of our planet. Its place-based, experiential learning programs offered for Puget Sound area schools serve more than 10,000 students every year. IslandWood also offers two Master’s level graduate programs in education, develops science curriculum, provides teacher training, and leads statewide and national advocacy initiatives. Learn more.
About Nature Play Western Australia
Nature Play Western Australia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors, and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors (nature play) is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood. Learn more.