PlayCore and the Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, at NC State University, developed NatureGrounds,® a program that helps children reconnect with nature through play. It is founded on a growing body of research that identifies a strong link between children’s outdoor experiences in nature and their psychological well-being and overall development.
Topics covered in the program include:
NatureGrounds provides guidelines for creating and retrofitting play environments that integrate play equipment, natural components and the living landscape to provide a richer, sustainable play experience for children. Download the executive program summary or request a copy of NatureGrounds using the form below.