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Can a playground be too safe?

Can a playground be too safe? This question was posed in the New York Times, which noted that some researchers are questioning the value of…

Started by Suz Lipman

6 Nov 24, 2014
Reply by Ida Castillo

Water in playgrounds-information needed!

Hi all, So I'm embarking on an exciting but rather challenging project in the local City Park that will use iconic Florida landscapes (eith…

Started by Meghan Cox Mick

1 Mar 5, 2013
Reply by Suz Lipman

How did your 2012 Let's G.O. (Get Outside) event go?!

We're so excited to hear about your April events! Please join the Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) group and post your stories and photos. Haven'…

Started by Daniella (Donna) Drader

0 Apr 17, 2012

Free Green Schoolyard Webinar Tomorrow: March 27th

Hi everyone, On Tuesday, March 27th (tomorrow!), from 7:30-8:30pm EST, I’ll be giving a webinar presentation for Green Teacher Magazine, b…

Started by Sharon Danks

0 Mar 26, 2012

Building clubhouses, playhouses, forts

Hi, I'm and artist and part-time carpenter who built clubhouses as a kid. Now I'm writing a book, "The Clubhouse Builder's Handbook", a ste…

Started by Lee (Rusty) Mothes

2 Mar 11, 2012
Reply by Lee (Rusty) Mothes

where do i start?

hello all!  After two years of whining, begging, pleading, showing pictures, sharing webinars and articles I have finally been given the go…

Started by Tommi Rogers

0 Feb 18, 2012

From Junk Pile to Adventure Playground

I love this example of kids creating their own play space out of recycled materials in Melbourne. In the beginning, it was built informally…

Started by Brynn Slate

1 Oct 26, 2011
Reply by Suz Lipman

Join us for our International Green Schoolyard Conference: Sept. 16-18, 2011, San Francisco Bay Area

As many of you know, the green schoolyard movement is growing rapidly and flourishing around the world.  Schools near and far are reimagini…

Started by Sharon Danks

2 Jun 22, 2011
Reply by Sharon Danks

Butterfly magic at the St. Louis Children's Hospital

This is such a wonderful idea, a butterfly release at St. Louis Children's Hospital's Olson Family Garden. Featured today on the Therapeuti…

Started by Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC

0 Jun 3, 2011

After School Nature Construction Class

Hello Everyone.  I am working with a Minneapolis, MN school to offer an after school program called "Nature Construction."  The goal of thi…

Started by Bekah Dalen

6 Mar 30, 2011
Reply by Valerie Neilson

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