We are pleased to announce the National Guidelines for Nature Play and Learning Places: Creating and managing places where children engage with nature by Robin Moore is now available in a limited edition print version. After the original release in 2014 as a free downloadable PDF (still available here: https://natureplayandlearningplaces.org), we received many requests for a printed version.
The Advocates for Health in Action newsletter highlights the successes of the Farm to Childcare program in Wake County at Childcare Network #61, a POD-Wake Demonstration site. They've reduced the canned vegetables and fruit they use by more than half and saved money but using produce from Farm to Childcare and from the center gardens. Parents see the outdoor gardens as a selling point and the children gain hands on experience with the growing cycle.
Save the Date - March 17, 2016
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.