About Acorn Naturalists
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Acorn Naturalists was formed over three decades ago by educators to create and distribute high quality educational resources for the both inside and outside the classroom. The original founders are still directly involved on a daily basis, developing new materials and working closely with a dedicated and informed staff. The resources we offer are inquiry-oriented and designed to compliment the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and STEAM (A for Art) curricula. We deeply appreciate your support as it allows us to continually develop new products and curricula. As has always been the case, we welcome and listen to your suggestions and comments.
The consulting division of the company, The Acorn Group, specializes in advancing the field of outdoor education, museum and playscape design, trail media, exhibit masterplans, strategic planning for educational institutions, and program evaluation.
Acorn Naturalists has also been recognized for its early incorporation of green programs and products. The League of Conservation honored Acorn Naturalists with their Environmental Business of the Year Award, and the cofounders and current Directors of the company received the Howard Bell Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions as Leaders in the Field of Environmental Education from the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
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This website is brimming with creative, field and classroom-tested resources for your programs, enriching your curriculum, and getting children interested in learning more about science and nature. Acorn Naturalists resources are designed to add depth, zest, and introspection to programs centered on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as STEM and STEAM curricula. We continually develop and add new resources, including hands-on activity kits, inquiry-oriented field equipment, interpretive tools for outdoor educators, innovative curricula, and other engaging educational resources. In addition to this website, we also offer both a printed and a digital catalog, organized by category headings (click here to view). We focus on serving teachers, naturalists, interpreters, science education specialists, outdoor educators, camp leaders, preschool educators, after school programs, and parents.
We offer direct, personal service. We are a people-oriented operation and you can talk to us directly or email us with any questions. We warehouse the resources we carry, which means that we can give you accurate and timely answers when you call. We know that when you call, you have a reason for doing so and that you want to talk to someone empowered to help you directly. For this reason, during regular business hours, a real, live person will answer your call - no phone trees to sort through - you call, we answer! Our focus on direct, personal customer service is one of our core values. In addition to being directed by experienced educators with advanced degrees, Acorn Naturalists is also certified as both a small business and a women's business enterprise. Click here to open/download our Small Business Certificate and here for our Women's Business Enterprise National Certificate (WBENC).