Children in Nature Presentation by Professor Robin Moore of the Natural Learning Initiative
Robin Moore of the Natural Learning Initiative is coming to Austin!
The Natural Learning Initiative promotes the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information.
Professor Moore will be consulting on the design of two new natural play areas in Johnson City and Austin. As director of the NC State University Natural Learning Initiative, Moore is currently involved in the design and/or renovation of dozens of outdoor spaces for preschools, special education facilities, and schoolgrounds. He is a member of the eight-country Growing Up in Cities action research project sponsored by UNESCO, is co-director of the Buenos Aires and Jordan field projects and has lectured in many countries on issues of childhood and environment and responses to those issues through landscape design.
Moore is the author or co-author of Childhood's Domain: Play and Place in Child Development (1986), Plants for Play (1993), the Play for All Guidelines (1987), the Complete Playground Book (1993), Natural Learning (1997), and numerous articles on the use of the outdoor environment by children and youth and families.
In short, Robin Moore is a superstar in the world of outdoor play and urban planning. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear him speak!
Presentation by Professor Robin Moore 5:00-6:00 PM Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center