NLI’s Muntazar Monsur’s dissertation research recognized in the Fall 2014 issue of NC State's Results. Click to download the complete story.
The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), College of Design, NC State University, partnered with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation to provide almost $100,000 in Healthy Living Equipment Grants to 19 institutions (14 local Partnership for Children / Smart Start recipients and five community colleges).
Equipment grants will be used to increase physical activity of young children by improving childcare outdoor play and learning areas — for example, adding wheeled toy pathways, stepping stones, gardening opportunities, fruit trees, gathering areas, and shade structures. Projects in community colleges will serve also as demonstration sites for training future teachers on outdoor learning.
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Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food.
Families with children not wanting to move to low-density suburbs need neighborhoods and an urban public realm designed to support culturally diverse, socially stimulating, healthy lifestyles.
The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Outdoor Learning Environment Design in Early Childcare, to early childhood professionals within and close to The Triangle region of North Carolina.
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.