The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Maricopa Project NICE

  • Monarch Tagging

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  • Project NICE: Nature Inspired Childhood Education

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  • Families Celebrate Dragonfly Day

    Dragonfly Day returns to the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area on March 29th, 2014.

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  • 2014 Project NICE Nature Camp for Early Childhood Educators welcomed a few new friends.

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Project NICE: Nature Inspired Childhood Education.

We believe that early childhood is the optimal time to create a life-long connection to nature.


We provide:

• professional development training

• inspirational curriculum

• links to local, national, and global resources



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This 4 year old planted seeds on Monday and came back on Wednesday to ask for more! He specifically wanted artichokes.

Maricopa Project NICE | A new photo has been shared | 2 weeks 6 days ago

Hey teachers... take advantage of free admission to the MIM.

(What does music have to do with nature? How about bird song or the wind whistling through leaves or that the first instruments human made were from products in the natural world. Find examples at the MIM and post here!)

Maricopa Project NICE | A new link has been shared | 3 months 3 days ago

great video about theories and practices for taking the youngest learners outside

Maricopa Project NICE | A new video has been shared | 3 months 3 weeks ago