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Guiding Principles

“Let us consider  that there are two sides to every moment. We need to consider what kind of planet we are leaving for our children,

but also must attend to what children we are raising for our planet.”

Claire Warden

We are committed to connecting children with the natural world by making developmentally appropriate nature education a sustaining and enriching part of the daily lives of all Wisconsin’s children.

We demonstrate our commitment to the future by making decisions with the needs and hopes of several generations in mind.

We are committed to restructuring the education of young children to focus on respectful interactions that awaken and inflame awe and wonder for the natural world.

We are committed to keeping abreast of emerging needs relative to young children learning with nature and providing aid in establishing goals and action steps to meet those needs.

We are broadly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the provision of our services and in our operations.

We are committed to practicing intentional self and group reflection on completed tasks as a continuing measurement of their effectiveness and value in meeting our mission, upholding our values, and maintaining a clear vision.

We are committed to building partnerships with and among organizations having shared intentions and goals, emphasizing collaboration rather than duplication.

We are committed to seek funds from sources who understand and share our mission, vision and values and do not require compromise of those standards.

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