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Planning and Creating Equitable Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

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Monday, November 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PST
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Planning and Creating Equitable Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

As districts across the country consider taking learning outside in response to COVID-19, they need help rethinking the physical landscape. These sessions will be useful to facilities directors, school administrators, and educators to envision and implement nurturing and inspiring school environments.

Small creek surrounded by wooded area beside the windowed hallway

DLR Group welcomes Nancy Striniste, Founder and Principal Designer at EarlySpace, LLC to explore the topic of early childhood outdoor learning environments that disrupt stale approaches to play yard planning. Nancy’s recently published book, “Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that connect Children with the Natural World,” focuses on transforming predictable mundane playgrounds into spaces that support the whole child – sensory, motor, language and literacy, social/emotional, as well as creativity and sense of initiative. Providing access to nature is essential for children’s physical and mental health and happiness.

*Participants will receive a copy of Nancy’s book courtesy of DLR Group.

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