Robin Moore speaking at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

Natural Learning Initiative director Robin Moore is speaking at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference in Cullowhee, North Carolina, on Friday, July 29th. His presentation is entitled: Ecological design for children and families: Connecting healthy childhoods and a healthy planet

NLI Contributes to UNC-TV NC NOW Series

The Healthy Kids Healthy Lives series directed by Jeff Smith for UNC TV's daily series NC NOW, features Natural Learning Initiative projects in two of the segments.  Both segments provide great footage of NLI's designs in action, being used with enthusiasm by North Carolina kids!

Nature Play Corps Internship Pilot for the 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) at North Carolina State University are building a team of 15 highly motivated, creative interns between the ages of 18 and 25 for the US Department of Interior's 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps.  First hand accounts of intern activities are available on this blog.

Pathways for Play Website Wins American Trails Award

The Pathways for Play website won the first ever “Kids and Trails” award given in the American Trails parners annual Website Contest.

Shape NC

Shape NC is a three-year project expected to reach thousands of preschoolers in a state where more than one-third of children two to four years of age are considered at risk for becoming obese.

Move More North Carolina: A Guide to Creating Active Outdoor Play Spaces

The Natural Learning Initiative worked in association with the Physical Activity & Nutrition Branch of the NC Division of Public Health and the NC Office of Environmental Education to produce this brochure for the Eat Smart Move More North Carolina campaign.  The brochure offers guidelines for creating outdoor spaces that foster activity and

Creating a Supportive Network and Training Resources for Naturalized Outdoor Learning Environments in Childcare Centers

The goal of the project is to facilitate the implementation and use of naturalized outdoor learning environments in North Carolina childcare centers by creating a specialized professional network covering all DCD Licensing Consultants and Environmental Rating Assessors

Collaboration with University of Cincinnati

NLI collaborates with the University of Cincinnati on Playscapes landscape architecture professional development program and natural playscape design projects.

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