The BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of North Carolina, in partnership with the Natural Learning Initiative, has opened the 2014 Physical Activity Equipment Grant cycle.
These equipment-only grants focus on increasing physical activity in the child care setting through the development or expansion of outdoor learning environments.
Application deadline: October 7, 2014 5pm.
This executive summary to the Pathways for Play: Best Practice Guidelines offers an indepth summary of this 2010 publication for planning pathways.
The full book is available by request at the Pathways For Play Website.
NatureGrounds: Putting Nature into Play exeuctive summary provides an overview of this guide to designing and retrofitting play equipment with the natural landscape.
The full publication is available at the NatureGrounds Website.
Design for Nature Play and Learning Places
The 12th Annual Design Institute focused on how to promote physical health and well being for children and families by providing opportunities to connect with nature through play. Evidence based design and management approaches to bring nature into children’s lives and increase their time outside was explored at this event. Read More
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.