20th Anniversary NLI Design Institute
Re-Naturing Urban Childhood: Towards a Healthy, Sustainable Culture
Re-Naturing increases biodiversity and supports positive human development: it broadens the diversity of children’s play and learning experiences, contributes to positive physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development, boosts human immune systems, calms and de-stresses, exposes children to living ecosystems and stimulates their curiosity to explore the wonders of nature early in life.
To be announced.
Louise Chawla, PhD – Professor Emerita, Program in Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder
Cam Collyer, MA – Executive Lead, Children, Nature, Schoolgrounds, Evergreen, Toronto, Canada
Nilda Cosco, PhD – Associate Research Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director of Programs, NLI, NC State University
Roger Hart, PhD – Professor, Director Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG), City University of New York
Isami Kinoshita, PhD – Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan
Karla Leonhardt-Zacharias – Cultural Pedagogue, PA/Speilkultur, Munich, Germany.
Robin Moore, MCP, HonASLA – Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director, NLI, NC State University
Cari Browning, MA – Physical Activity Coordinator, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, TX
Linda Kinney, MA – kidZone/Playful Pedagogy, Conservation Education and Science, North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC
Charles Klein, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX.
Michele Kloda, MS – Director of Learning Environments, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC.
Joanna Lelekacs, MLA, PLA – Director of Education, North Carolina Botanical Garden, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
Sarah Konradi, PLA – Program Director, Early Childhood Health Outdoors ECHO, National Wildlife Federation, Rocky Mountain Regional Center, Denver, CO.
Misty Pearson, M Ed – Early Care and Education Consultant, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention
Department of Health & Environmental Control, SC
Charles Yelton, MS – Regional Network Chief, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
May 14-15, 2020
General Registration: $275
Early Childhood Educator/Students: $195
NC Museum of Art