The Nature Explore Program
and the Outdoor Classroom Project share a very similar vision and mission, and have collaborated in many ways since 2005. Along with and under the auspices of the World Forum Foundation, Nature Explore and OCP created the first Working Forum for Children and Nature in 2006. The leaders who convened at this Working Forum created the Nature Action Collaborative for Children, which is growing and active world-wide.Nature Explore and OCP also collaborate to provide professional training for people interested in developing their expertise in nature-based outdoor classrooms. As part of this collaboration, OCP delivers Nature Explore Workshops
In July 2012, Nature Explore and OCP initiated a reoccurring Leadership Institute held at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE for early childhood educators, play yard designers and environmental activists to create transformational change nationwide.