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Hi everyone,

On Tuesday, March 27th (tomorrow!), from 7:30-8:30pm EST, I’ll be giving a webinar presentation for Green Teacher Magazine, based in Toronto, Canada, and I thought the topic might interest some of you. The talk is entitled "Schoolyards Re-Imagined" and will focus on schoolyard ecology, gardens, creative play environments and other innovative things schools around the world are doing with their grounds.  The slideshow “tour” will include inspiring photos of some of the school grounds I’ve visited in my travels within the USA and to Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden over the last decade. There will also be time for an interactive question and answer period during this session.

The live presentation is free, and all you need to do to participate is to register before the event on this website (allow a few minutes to set up the software): http://www.greenteacher.com/webinars.html It will also be available in their archive afterwards, but only for members of Green Teacher. I hope you can “attend”!  Please help me to spread the word.

Best wishes,


Sharon Danks

Principal, Bay Tree Design, inc.

Berkeley, California


Author, Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation

New Village Press, Nov. 2010

2nd printing hot off the presses & now available from New Village Press:


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I'm posting on our eco-parents board here in Marin, California and will tweet tomorrow and add to our Let's Go Chipper Facebook page. It sounds great and I look forward to listening in.

We should connect on activities.



Sharon and Stephanie......and anyone else living in the San Francisco area, I hope you all will attend Rich's presentation on April 24 at the Herbst Theater sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences.  Here is the information: http://www.cityarts.net/event/nature-deficit-disorder-with-richard-... .   I used to think that Apple devices were our biggest challenge to nature-deficit, but after witnessing the buzz on The Hunger Games, where kids are killing kids and nature is portrayed as a dark and dangerous place, I am now not so sure.  We need all the help we can get.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas here and for your support.  jt



Thanks for mentioning the San Francisco event, John. Tickets are going fast, so I suggest interested folks purchase one. A contingent of C&NN folks is going. We can all try to meet before or after to say hello.

Sharon, I've been passing on information about the webinar, too. It sounds fantastic! Thanks for telling us about it.

Thanks so much!  That's all fantastic. - Thanks, too, for the information about Richard's presentation in April. Sounds great. 

I have an update!  Green Teacher has posted the webinar online and made it free for anyone from the public to view until April 28th.  (After that it will become part of their members only archive)  Can you please help me to spread the word?  Here's the link:  http://www.greenteacher.com/webinars.html  The webinar is called "Schoolyards Re-Imagined".



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