“Creating environments for healthy human development and a healthy biosphere for generations to come.”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and training includes theory, principles, and techniques that guide the design of play and learning environments with an emphasis on the design and management of natural environments to support healthy child development.
PROGRAMS integrate many multi-year PROJECTS with the aim of achieving higher levels of sustained quality. Projects are typically concentrated, short duration efforts that focus on specific design issues (e.g., design assistance, evaluation, professional development, or policy initiative).
RESOURCES are created, often in collaboration with NLI’s interdisciplinary partners, to support technical assistance, professional development, and generally to promote the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children. Please use and share.
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News and Upcoming Events
NLI is working with Conestee Nature Preserve, Greenville, SC, to playfully engage children and families with diverse plants and animals in the...
Urban Outdoor Play and Learning: Post-pandemic lessons for policy and practice The 12th Annual Growing In Place will focus on Urban Outdoor Play and...
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