Nature Play and Learning Places
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Places and Spaces for Children in Wake County

The John Rex Endowment has awarded $1.9 Million to transform community settings into vibrant places that support children's positive mental health. The Natural Learning Initiative will work together with the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy, the Lucy Daniels Center, Marbles Kids Museum, and Wake County Salvation Army's Project CATCH to select and renovate nine demonstration sites in Wake County. 

Childcare Gardening and Cooking Series Available to Download

LOCAL FOODS: Childcare Center Production Gardens is a series of resource publications released by the NC Cooperative Extension's Local Foods Program. The series was produced by NLI in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and NC Cooperative Extension and covers establishing a childcare garden, growing and preparing fruits and vegetables in both warm and cool seasons, and composting techniques.

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Growing IN Place Symposium 2016

Register here for the

9th Growing IN Place Symposium

Urban Design for Children, Families, and Nature in the City

March 17, 2016

Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Urban Ecosystems by Design: Every Child Succeeds and Learns to Save the Planet

Growing IN Place qualifies for 6 CEU professional credits: NCBLA (course #11225), AIA, AICP

Streets For People

STREETS FOR PEOPLE designing streets for pedestrians and cars.

January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the AIANC Center for Archtecture and Design in Raleigh

Free and Open to the Public