Kids love to play in the dirt, and they are learning while they play! On March 7, child care directors and their staff can “dig in” to learning about starting edible gardens and some fun and educational ideas about cooking activities with the garden harvest!
The Natural Learning Initiative is featured in this NC State News article focused on The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation's 2015 Equipment Grant recipients. This year the grants focus on naturalizing the outdoor learning environment to enhance physical activity, nutrition, and learning.
We will explore ideas on how to design, plan, and manage the outdoor environment for early childhood through plenary presentations and hands-on sessions.
9:00am - 4:30pm
Professional CEU Credit Available
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.
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.