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April 2022

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Natural Learning Initiative


April 2022

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Creating environments for healthy human development and a healthy biosphere for generations to come.

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Online Professional Development Courses

Join NLI at the US Play Coalition’s 2022 Play Conference from April 3-5. The Power PLAYer keynote panel features 4 incredible thought leaders tackling this year’s theme, THE NATURE OF PLAY: Fran Mainella, Debora Wisneski, PhD, Deepti Adlakha, PhD, and Sarah Milligan-Toffler.
Also enjoy a Biophilic Design session presented by Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco, PhD.

Learn more and register for the conference online here.

North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox

Looking for plants for early childhood? As part of the USDA COLEAFS project, the tag "Early Childhood" has been added to the extensive North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox to support the experience of young children in outdoor learning environments. #early childhood

The Edible Schoolyard at Greensboro Children's Museum engages children and families in hands-on gardening and cooking “from seed to table.” Fruits and vegetables harvested from the “schoolyard” (growing successfully in North Carolina), represent culinary traditions from around the world. Betsy Grant, then… read more

Greensboro Children's Museum Edible Schoolyard
Growing in Place

Growing in Place
September 7, 2022

Save the date and plan to attend the first Growing in Place hosted since 2018. The topic for this year's virtual conference is "Urban outdoor play and learning: Post-pandemic lessons for policy and practice." Stay tuned to future NLI social media posts and newsletters for updates!