Faculty Advisor

Stoddard, Elisabeth Anne


Research shows exposure to nature is critical for child development. Farm and nature-based education programs explicitly combine expertise and practices from early childhood and environmental education. Turn Back Time, Inc., (TBT) provides farm and nature-based programs for children, including those with exceptional needs, to learn and develop through play in nature. While TBT has years of experience in nature-based early childhood education, they lack a knowledge base in environmental education. The purpose of the project was to research, develop, build, and assess nature and play-based science, technology, engineering, and math learning stations at TBT to help fill this gap.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies