Education

The Natural Learning Initiative hosts multiple events every year.

Upcoming Events

16th Annual Design Institute

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute 16th Annual Design Institute Celebrating Natural Environments for Children and Other Living Things! Natural environments contain countless organisms that...

Past Events

POD Wake Co. Gathering and Tour 2018

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Natural Learning Initiative invites you to attend a tour of three POD Wake Co. Demonstration Sites to see progress in the creation of...

Growing IN Place Symposium 2018

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Greening Urban Childhood by Design Human development as a biophilic design benefit. Creating play and learning opportunities for children and youth...

Early Childhood Design Institute 2017

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Architecture and Landscape Architecture for Early Childhood Visioning/ concept design, design programming, community/ stakeholder/ client engagement,...

POD Wake Co. Gathering and Tour 2017

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Natural Learning Initiative invites you to attend a tour of three POD Wake Co. Demonstration Sites to see progress in the creation of their...

Growing IN Place Symposium 2017

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Urban Nature by Design Achieving environmental literacy though biophilic design, eco-restoration, and management of play and learning opportunities...

POD Wake Co. Gathering and Tour 2016

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education The POD Wake County Gathering and Tour presented a showcase of the progress in creating naturalized childcare center Outdoor Learning Environments...

Growing IN Place Symposium 2016

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Design for Children, Families, and Nature in the City Urban Ecosystems by Design: Every Child Succeeds and Learns to Save the Planet   Program...

POD3 Mecklenburg Regional Symposium 2015

The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University offered a symposium, Design for Early Childhood Health and Outdoor Learning, to early childhood and associated professionals within and close to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

POD Wake Co. Gathering and Tour 2015

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education In 2015, your POD-Wake and Wake County Smart Start colleagues shared their progress in creating rich, developmentally appropriate naturalized OLEs....

POD3 Western Regional Symposium 2015

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Design for Early Childhood Health and...

Growing IN Place Symposium 2015

NLI > 16th Annual Design Institute Education Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food. Families with children not wanting to move to low-density suburbs need neighborhoods...