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July 2022

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Natural Learning Initiative


July 2022

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

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Using social media to inform decision-making

NLI’s Director, Deepti Adlakha, PhD along with colleagues from the Parks, Recreation, and
Tourism Management department - Aaron Hipp, PhD, Jason Bocarro, PhD, Laura Tateosian, PhD, and Jing-Huei Huang, PhD - were awarded an NC State University Data Science Academy seed grant titled, Social media mining to inform park use and public health decision-making.... learn more

Growing In Place Symposium

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Growing In Place Symposium: Urban Outdoor Play and Learning: Post-Pandemic Lessons for Policy and Practice. This virtual symposium will be held Sept. 7th, 2022 and is approved by NCBLA for 4 hours credit... learn more

Food-based gardening is strongly aligned with curriculum principles of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Integrating Gardening Resources Into EFNEP Curriculum is a guide for educators... read more

Register today for the July online courses: Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS) and Childcare Outdoor Learning Environments Quality Tool (COLEQT)... learn more

NLI and SC partners presented “Healthy, Equitable and Inclusive Childhoods via Childcare Outdoor Design: A Nature-Based, Policy-Sensitive, Collaborative, Scaling Up Model” workshop at Health in All Design, the 53rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference (EDRA)... read more

Healthy, Equitable and Inclusive Childhoods via Childcare Outdoor Design