17th Annual Natural Learning Design Institute

Kids Outdoors: First Steps Towards a Culture of Sustainability

“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development WCED 1987, chapter 3).


Kids early experiences in the outdoors are critically important to creating a sustainability culture. Children have a right to nature. They need significant knowledge about natural environments and an understanding of their responsibility for caring for them now and in the future. Because children will inherit the environment we leave for them, they need skills to become agents of change early on. Let’s learn how we can empower children and find ways to channel their creative, ethical ideas about caring for the planet.


To be announced.

October 10-11, 2019


NC Museum of Art