15th Annual Natural Learning Design Institute
Science Learning Outdoors!
Outdoor activities have long been recognized for supporting learning across the curriculum and gardening acclaimed as a powerful motivator for improving children’s science competence. Hands-on outdoor work engages students in observing, exploring, experimenting, and discovering natural processes bringing a dynamic, motivational dimension to children’s learning.
Nilda Cosco, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Science Learning and Daily Life
Carlos Ferreira Neto, Ph.D. Professor of Human Motor Development, Coordinator of the Graduate Program on Child Development, College of Human Motor Skills, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. The Joy of Science Learning Through Movement
Cathy Jordan, Ph.D., LP. Research Director, Children & Nature Network (C&NN). Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota. The Natural World as a Resource for Learning and Development
Kathy Cabe Trundle, Ph.D. Department Head and Professor, STEM Education, College of Education, North Carolina State University. Digging into Gardening to Germinate Science Learning
October 5-6, 2017
NC Museum of Art
College of Education,
STEM Education Department,
NC State University