Research shows that children who play in and explore natural environments adapt conservation and sustainability values as adults. In his book, Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv documents the lack of connections between today’s children and the natural world, coining the term “nature-deficit disorder” to describe the effect of this deficiency on the lives of today’s “wired” generation. The purpose of this BBC project was to create a nature-based playscape for 300 children and staff at the Head Start early childhood education program in Muncie, Indiana and to develop simulation workshops for the training of designers and educators in the use and construction of nature-based play environments. Students designed fourteen activity settings surrounding an outdoor learning and research pavilion. They also conducted six simulations as an exploration and facilitated design/build/plant by the community and students.