NLI Newsletter
October 2022

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Natural Learning Initiative


October 2022

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

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POEMS and COLEQT Online Courses

Registration is currently open for the Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS) and Childcare Outdoor Learning Environments Quality Tool (COLEQT) courses. Each online self-paced course is worth 0.2 CEUs... learn more

NLI at the NEAFCS Annual Session

Mid-September, enthusiastic cooperative extension professionals interested in early childhood gardening and healthy eating toured the gardens and play and learning settings at A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center.... read more

NLI Director, Dr. Deepti Adlakha, was a panelist at the University of Virginia, School of Architecture’s Restorative Cities + Urban Mental Health Roundtable held on Sept. 9th... read more

Restorative Cities + Urban Mental Health Roundtable
Using Pumpkins to Support Learning

Pumpkins fascinate even infants as large, round, orange objects appear in Autumn, ready to be creatively carved into jack o’ lanterns. BUT… even more intriguing is watching pumpkins grow... read more