Heidi Bruce is a founding board member of the Orcas Island Forest School, an outdoor early childhood education program located on Orcas Island, Washington State. In this article, she describes the interconnectedness of nature-based education and Partnership education, as outlined in Riane Eisler‘s book, Tomorrow’s Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century (2000). She also shares her experience in advocating for the first legislation in the country that creates a pilot program for licensing nature-based early childhood education programs.
Partnership education, forest school, nature-based education, eco-literacy, early childhood education legislation
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Bruce, Heidi G.
"Partnership Education in the Forest,"
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies:
3, Article 12. Available at: