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Designing Urban Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places

ASLA continues to offer one on-demand webinar each month at no cost to all current members! Members must register for the Free PDH of the Month and pass the exam during the month it is featured in order to earn professional development hours.

In July, in celebration of Park and Recreation Month, we feature:

Designing Urban Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places—1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) 

Publication of the U.S. National Guidelines, Nature Play and Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature (2014), provides a tool for landscape architects to join forces with community activists to advocate, promote, and execute play and learning places, where children can authentically engage with nature. The growing number of examples on the ground range from inexpensive, open-access areas in municipal parks to protected spaces in nature centers and other non formal education institutions. Upfront unit area costs vary greatly, as do approaches to activity programming, management, and day-to-day maintenance. This presentation will introduce you to new and evolving approaches to risk management and show you how successful implementation is supported by locally grown policy combined with community participation.

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