2017 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

2017 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

The Nature-Based Preschool National Conference brings professionals together from around the country to advance the field of nature-based early childhood education, and to create a community for our growing profession.

This year's conference will be held at Seattle University in the heart of Seattle, Washington. In addition to sessions, featured speakers, and extensive networking opportunities, we'll also take field trips to local nature-based preschools and forest schools, which have garnered Seattle so much media attention.

For more information, download the Registration Guide.



  • When

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Where

  • Seattle University
    901 12th Ave
    Seattle, Washington 98122

Conference Overview

Wednesday, August 2
Registration Opens, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Highlights: Registration and networking reception

Thursday, August 3
Conference Sessions, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Highlights: Registration, keynote address, interactive sessions, research poster session, additional pre- and post-conference enrichment sessions
Included meals: Lunch, reception, dinner

Friday, August 4
Conference Sessions, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Highlights: Panel discussions, interactive sessions, closing address
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, reception

Saturday, August 5
Full Day Field Trip, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Additional fee, includes transportation and boxed lunch)
Half Day Field Trip, 9:15 AM – 1:15 PM (Additional fee, includes transportation and a stop at the SeaTac Airport at 12:00 PM before returning to S.U.)
Highlights: Gather new ideas and inspiration by visiting other nature-based preschool programs!