8th Annual NLI Design Institute

Date: 
Friday, 15 October 2010 - Saturday, 16 October 2010

The 8th Annual Design Institute combined presentations by leading professionals in the fields of early childhood and design, and outdoor hands-on activities. The program offered innovative ideas and concepts for participants to implement in their own child care settings.

This event has passed.  Click here to see information about the current Design Institute.

 

Growing Outdoors: A Healthy Start for Early Childhood

Outdoor, hands-on activities were organized on the grounds of the NC Botanical Garden on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Participants learned innovative ways to entice preschool physical activity, to see examples of how the designed environment engages children in outdoor play, and to see the many ways outdoor activity supports healthy development.

Agenda for October 15 & 16, 2010

 

Presentations


  • Robin C. Moore, Director, Natural Learing Initiative
  • Nancy Easterling, Associate Director for Education, NC Botanical Gardens
  • Dr. Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University
  • Christina McWilliams, MPH, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Robin C. Moore, Director, Natural Learing Initiative
  • Anna Carter, Deputy Director, NC Division of Child Development
  • Jani Kozloowski, Policy Unit Manager, NC Divison of Child Development
  • Edward H. Norman, Division of NC Environmental Health Office
  • Lia Rucker, State Anchor, NC Rate License Assessment Project
  • Robin C. Moore, Director, Natural Learing Initiative
  • Betsy Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Greensboro Children's Museum
  • Eleanor Farlow, Edible Schoolyard Gardens Educator, Greensboro Children's Museum

Speakers

Anna Carter, Assistant Section Chief, NC Division of Child Development
Randy Fulk, PhD, Linda Kinney, Jessica Hoffmire, NC Zoo, Asheboro
Beth Lake, Sue Espersen, Ken Williams, First Environments Early Learning Center, EPA-NIEHS.
Dona McNeill, NIEHS liaison.
Jani Kozlowski, Policy Unit Manager, NC Division of Child Development
Ed Norman, NC Division of Environmental Health
Rich Rairigh and team, Senior Program Manager, Early Childhood Development, Be Active North
Carolina, Inc
Betsy Thigpen, MS Child Development, Early Childhood Consultant
Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics, Center for Obesity
Research and Education, Temple University.
Philip Waters, Play Project Coordinator, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK.
Robin Moore, DiplArch, MCP, Director
Brad Bieber, Design Associate
Nilda Cosco, PhD, Education Specialist
Michele Rivest, Project Associate, Smart Start Liaison

 

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Participants include childcare and preschool providers, consultants, technical assistance providers,
extension agents, master gardeners, public health professionals, designers, and those interested in
creating and programming environments for young children to counteract sedentary lifestyles and
encourage healthy eating.

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