Beginning and Beyond Child Development Center, participant of the Preventing Obesity by Design (POD) project, along with instructors Carla Delcambre, PLA (Landscape Architecture), Julieta Sherk, PLA (Horticultural Sciences), and their students are the recipients of a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance in the Public Service category. These awards recognize new contributions to the aesthetics, character, and environmental appearance of the City of Raleigh. The Public Service category is given to groups or individuals who have created and implemented projects of any scale to an environment within Raleigh.
POD South Carolina was launched in 2015 in partnership with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. Now in the second year, the original five demonstration sites in Florence, SC were expanded in 2016 to include five additional sites in Spartanburg County.
Urban Nature by Design
Achieving environmental literacy though biophilic design, restoration, and management of play and learning opportunities for children and youth in urban green infrastructure.
Nature Every Day! Creating naturalized spaces for all children
September 22-23, 2016
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
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.
For TEDxRaleigh 2016 Dr. Nilda Cosco talks about the opportunities the childcare setting offers to provide children with the many benefits of a daily connection with nature.