NLI announces the release of the NC Institute of Medicine's recommendations for childhood obesity prevention. This report and its recommendations are the results of Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention (ECOP) convened by the NC Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) between September 2011 and May 2013.
Ribbon Cutting for Glencoe Village Outdoor Learning Environment
October 17, from 4:00-6:00pm
2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217
NLI provided design assistance for this outdoor learning environment that serves the Alamance Partnership for Children as a local and regional demonstration of best practice, and also serves as a play area for local children.
Nature Play and Learning Areas Guidelines is a joint project between NLI and the National Wildlife Federation, with the support of national partners. The aim is to develop national design and management guidelines for nature areas in children’s outdoor play and learning environments.
The Guidelines Project is currently soliciting and compiling a registry of Nature Play and Learning Areas to support and potentially illustrate the best practice criteria specified in the Guidelines.
Stay tuned for information about Growing in Place 2014 - March 6, 2014 at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC.
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The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Healthy Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments, to early childhood professionals within and close to Randolph County. We hope that you will join us!
The Symposium will be held November 14 at the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC.
Learn more about the Symposium.
Creating environments for healthy human development and a healthy biosphere for generations to come.
Increasing numbers of children are losing contact with the natural world. The purpose of the Natural Learning Initiative is to promote the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information.