What nature teaches children | Nilda Cosco | TEDxRaleigh

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Watch this talk if you are interested in the well-being of young children. Children spend most of their waking hours in child care every day where they can play outdoors and learn from nature. Interacting with plants and insects outside is found to be fundamental for children’s health and well-being. In her talk, Cosco will explain the importance of being outdoors as it releases the power of experiential learning and etches lifelong memories of nature.

Nilda Cosco, PhD, is Research Associate Professor, College of Design, and Director of Programs at the Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State University. With a background on the psychology of the learning processes and the impact of the built environment on behavior, she shares her experience observing children’s adventures in nature and highlights the power of the outdoors to support child development.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx