3rd Annual NLI Design Institute

Design For Active Childhoods II

The goal of Design for Active Childhoods is to raise awareness about the role of the physical environment for healthy development and children’s active living.

Program

Think back to when you were four, five, or six years old. It is likely some of your fondest memories are of the outdoors. Do you still remember what you used to do outside? Do you remember yourself actively exploring the outdoors, picking summer blackberries, playing with mud, building a fort in the woods, climbing trees, or playing with water? Research (and personal experience) tell us that the outdoors has a strong impact on physical activity of children. But today’s children have far less opportunities to enjoy themselves in the fresh air.

Speakers

Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Presenters

Nilda Cosco, Psp, Education Specialist at the Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Presenters

Thomas Barrie, AIA, Director of the School of Architecture, College of Design, NC State University. Guest Speaker

Mike Lindstrom, AIA, an architect and Head of Horizons Design®. Guest Speaker

Lori Little, Director of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Child Development Center at GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC. Guest Speaker

Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS) development team.
Karen DeBord, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, NC State University; Linda Hestenes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UNC-Greensboro; Robin Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director, Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University; Nilda Cosco, Education Specialist, Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University; Janet McGinnis, Program Consultant, More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program. Guest Speaker

Rodney L. Swink, FASLA, past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Guest Speaker

Betsy Thigpen, MSc, visiting scholar at the NC State University, College of Design. Guest Speaker

May 19-21, 2005

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