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NLI Newsletter – December 2020

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Natural Learning Initiative
December 2020
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Creating environments for healthy human development and a healthy biosphere for generations to come.

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The Shape NC 3 project has completed!

Shape NC 3 is an initiative of the NC Partnership for Children supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service CNCS-AmeriCorps and the Blue Shield of NC Foundation. Its focus is to promote healthy development among North Carolina’s young children offering an integrated program including healthy eating, active living, and high quality outdoor environments in child care centers. NLI offered expertise in evidence-based outdoor learning environments design and management to 60 childcare centers in Durham, Randolph, Wake, and Wilson counties.

10 Essential Ways Trees Help Our Planet Image

Trees are an essential part of our planet’s ecosystem. From providing a source of food and shade to a natural playground, trees are one of the most important sustainability elements for a healthy future. Learn more about the many ways trees help our planet continue to thrive.

Save The Date For The 20th Anniversary NLI Design Institute

Design Institute
Save the Date!

Mark your calendars! The 20th Anniversary NLI Design Institute - Re-Naturing Urban Childhood: Towards a Healthy, Sustainable Culture has been officially rescheduled for March 2021.

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    This publication includes simple seasonal recipes, activities, and facts that can be used in both childcare centers and at home. These fun resources are a great way to celebrate the end of the fall season.

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    This season, make a "treat tree" for birds! A treat tree is a great way to view winter wildlife close up and provide them with the nutrition they need in the cold weather.