“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” This quote by Thomas Berry, renowned cultural historian, scholar and “ecotheologian,” perfectly describes the true importance of education and the environment.
Fortunately, there is a rising number of nature-based schools and educational programs popping up across the United States, and many of these institutions are embracing the use of the .earth domain.
Here’s a quick summary of some of the nature-based schools and programs using the .earth domain:
- NatureSeekers.earth: This website is for the Take Root school, whose mission is to provide outdoor learning experiences that inspire the curious mind, instill love and appreciation for nature, and nurture positive and holistic living. Learn more here.
- TheGood.earth: The Good Earth is a small farm and nature education center located near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They provide a well-balanced educational approach that combines time engaged outdoors with a research-based teaching methodology for core subjects. Learn more here.
- CenterForBelonging.earth: The Center for Belonging nurtures grassroots community connection through celebration, ritual, play, song, story, art, food, craft, and learning together with nature. Learn more here.
- BeWildSprout.earth: Modeled like a forest school, Be Wild Sprout aims to cultivate learning through hands-on exploration of our natural environment by engaging and nurturing children’s minds, hearts and hands and by thinking, feeling and doing. Learn more here.
- SFOA.earth: The Sustainable Future Outdoor Academy aims to teach millions of young people how to lead sustainable lives and influence their family, school and community to do the same. Learn more here.
- EcoAcres.earth: Eco Acres aims to teach people how to re-connect with the Earth in order to re-connect with themselves. Learn more here.
Do you own a nature-based school? The .earth domain is the perfect platform for showcasing how you aim to shape the future or our youth and our planet. Click here to secure your own .earth domain.