Read articles by ASLA members about Children's Outdoor Environments on The Field.
Julie M. Johnson, ASLA, has authored a LATIS entitled, "Design for Learning: Values, Qualities and Processes of Enriching School Landscapes." The treatise presents learning values of school landscapes, as well as design qualities and processes to enrich these landscapes for children and the community. See LATIS homepage for information about LATIS treatises. Scroll down to the "Design for Learning" piece.
ASLA's Health Benefits of Nature guide includes hundreds of free research studies, news articles, and case studies, organized by adult and children health topics.
Organizations & Associations
American Affiliate of the International Play Association
Children & Nature Network
Children, Youth & Environments, University of Colorado
International Green School Grounds Alliance
International Play Association
National Parks and Recreation Association: Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CSPI) Certification
Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State University
No Child Left Inside Coalition
World Forum Foundation: Nature Action Collaborative for Children
Conferences & Educational Opportunities
Healthcare Garden Design – Certificate of Merit Program
Natural Learning Initiative Events
Natural Learning Initiative's "The Green Desk" is a resource for early childhood educators, childcare providers, administrators, and professionals seeking the latest information to create high quality, healthy outdoor environments for young children.
Sequential Outdoor Learning (SOL) Environment
Nature-Based Learning and Play for Children with Autism and Special Needs