“Innovations in Early Education” July 24, 2017 - From Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange, volume 24, number 1, March 2017, published by the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA). Visit for more information. Click to view article (PDF)
Early Childhood Educator February 2, 2017 - Article for this educational journal, written by our own Kate Dawson and Emily Vera.
Sage Magazine February 2, 2017 - This magazine on "Natural living for you and your family" paid a visit to our school for a feature article!
Interview on “The Roots of Health” podcast April 23, 2016 - Host Meredith Rhodes Carson of The Roots of Health spoke with Kate and Emily about what a nature school is exactly, why we should send our children to nature school, what a day at nature school looks like, and how to prepare for the outdoor classroom. Listen here!
Alive September 1, 2015 - Forest Schools—Learning and growing in an outdoor classroom One glance at your neighbourhood playground reveals how much children thrive outside. What if traditional class time could also be used for learning, growing, and exploring the outdoors? Using nature as their classroom, forest schools are leading a global movement to connect children with the world around...Continue reading
Vancouver Coastal Health June 12, 2015 - Terra Nova Nature School, Richmond Terra Nova Nature School grew from the garden. Truly, it did! We met one fine sunny day in the community garden plots situated in Terra Nova Rural Park. It took only a few encounters for us to realize that we shared a dream—to work together as Early Childhood Educators to...Continue reading
Richmond Review April 29, 2015 - Being Outside Is Good For Your Health; We Need to Spend Time in Nature More Than Ever Before When the alarm goes off and you awake to the sound of raindrops landing heavily on your rooftop, your first instinct may be to pull the covers right up under your chin and stay snuggled safely in...Continue reading
Steveston Insider April 8, 2014 - Nature Nurtures Spring has arrived, and with the season of rebirth comes more frequent sightings of one of my favourite fine-feathered friends, the robin. Much to my children’s dismay, I will burst into the song “Robin in the Rain” when I see a “saucy fellow” skittering about on “its nimble feet” like a wind up...Continue reading
Richmond News March 13, 2014 - Nature Preschool Set To Hatch (Video) Nesting owls, grazing geese, and soaring eagles are set to take the place of building blocks and crayons at Richmond’s newest, outdoor activity-based preschool. The Thompson Community Association, Richmond Schoolyard Society, and the City of Richmond have partnered to create Richmond’s first not-for-profit nature preschool – the Terra Nova...Continue reading
Richmond Review March 12, 2014 - Childcare With A Breath of Fresh Air (Pages 1 and 6) Richmond’s first outdoor-based preschool to open in Terra Nova. Preschool is about to get a breath of fresh air in Richmond. Starting this fall, Nature Preschool, Richmond’s first outdoor-based childcare program, will open at Terra Nova Rural Park. Taking a step back from technological...Continue reading