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Grounds for Play: A School Ground Greening Coalition Workshop
May 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$40
Design & Use of Outdoor
Environments to Support Early Childhood Education
A School Ground Design Workshop for EC Educators & Landscape Architect
Well-designed outdoor spaces make a tremendous difference! They support the many ways children play and learn, yet most schools are designed with the assumption that education only happens in the classroom.
The workshop will bring EC educators together with school ground designers to elevate professional understanding of the design principles and developmental needs that shape effective outdoor learning and play spaces, as well as how schools can make great use of them to benefit children’s physical, emotional, social, and creative growth. We will also share compelling current research findings on play environments. Recent examples of design both local and international will be shared.
Sashie Misner, Landscape Architect, Mitchell & Associates
Amy Segal, Landscape Architect, Terrence J. DeWan & Associates
Workshop Facilitator:Laura Newman, School Ground Greening Coalition/Portland Trails
Workshop attendees will be eligible to apply for a seed grant to launch their school ground project thanks to a small fund via Maine Roads To Quality. Interested schools should send multiple staff members if possible.
This event is sponsored through a collaboration between The School Ground Greening Coalition, Maine Roads to Quality Professional
Development Network at USM & The Children’s Center, and made possible thanks to a grant from the Margaret Burnham Trust.