Children's Nature Institute
The mission of The Children’s Nature Institute is to educate children, families and communities through interactive experiences with nature and to inspire respect, responsibility and a connection to the natural environment.
For 26 years, The Children’s Nature Institute (CNI) has been a leader in environmental education for children ages 0-8 years. We are dedicated to environmental education playing a role in children’s development from their earliest years and we are one of few environmental education organizations focusing on early childhood development. We foster children’s innate sense of wonder, and improve academic performance, through the use of hands-on exploration of the natural world. Through our Educational Programs , ourCommunity Programs , and our Volunteer Programs we reach thousands of families every year, in many ways.