The Natural Learning Inititiative hosts multiple events every year.

Early Childhood Outdoor Environments Online Certificate Courses

Registration is now open! 





Growing IN Place 2018


15th Annual Design Institute

Growing IN Place 2017

Urban Nature by Design

Achieving environmental literacy though biophilic design, eco-restoration, and management of play and learning opportunities for children and youth in urban green infrastructure.



14th Annual Design Institute

Nature Every Day! Creating naturalized spaces for all children

September 22-23, 2016
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Growing up in close contact with nature, in lush, ever-changing, enticing spaces that motivate exploration and discovery, is critical to the wellbeing of children and planet.

Growing IN Place Symposium 2016

Urban Design for Children, Families, and Nature in the City

March 17, 2016

Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Urban Ecosystems by Design: Every Child Succeeds and Learns to Save the Planet

Speaker presentations now available for viewing

Growing IN Place qualifies for 6 CEU professional credits: NCBLA (course #11225), AIA, AICP

Streets For People

STREETS FOR PEOPLE designing streets for pedestrians and cars.

January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the AIANC Center for Archtecture and Design in Raleigh

Free and Open to the Public

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