Boston Nature center

Location: Boston, MA

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Mass Audubon Society in support of introducing inner city children to nature, we designed a nearly 1 acre natural play space at the Boston Nature Center. The center was interested in using the Nature Explorers framework for incorporating activities into a nature play setting and we worked carefully with the staff, the contractor and the site to ensure a safe, inclusive space that introduces children to natural elements and open-ended play activities at every turn. It is one of 30 national projects developed through and endorsed by the National Forum on Children and Nature. The project aims to re-connect inner-city preschool children to nature through and innovative Nature Based Preschool curriculum.