Updates from ASLA


Save the Date: Career Discovery and Diversity Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Adrienne McCrary, ASLA, leads introduction to landscape architecture session with local students. / Lisa J. Jennings

ASLA’s K-12 Advisory Group is pleased to announce the 2024 Career Discovery and Diversity Lunch and Learn Webinar Series.

The series for ASLA members highlights available resources, explores collaborations and national partnerships, expands knowledge around outreach education, and shares strategies to recruit underrepresented students to the profession.

The series elevates the ASLA Racial Equity Plan of Action which states, “ASLA’s effort to strengthen the pipeline with diverse students begins with the youngest students. As an association, we are dedicated to modeling effective engagement strategies that can be adopted and measured by ASLA chapters across the country.”

Save the date and plan to join the upcoming webinars:

Explore ASLA's K-12 Outreach Resources
Thursday, January 25, 2024, 1:30pm EST


  • Lisa J. Jennings, M.Ed., M.A.
    Senior Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity

Intentional Recruitment Practices: Working Together to Diversify Your Landscape Architecture Programs
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 1:30pm EST


  • Holly Grace Nelson, Ed.D.
    NJ Registered Landscape Architect, BSLA Program Director
    Associate Professor of Professional Practice
    Department of Landscape Architecture
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • Edrice Robinson-Wyatt, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director
    School of Environmental & Biological Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund program (SEBS EOF)
    Director of the SEBS EOF Summer Institute
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • Serafina L. Smith, Ph.D. Student (She/ella)
    Assistant Dean
    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Best Practices: A Partnership Case Study with SCAPE
March 14, 2024, 1:30pm EST


  • Daniel Rose, RLA, ASLA

Related Career Discovery and Diversity Webinar Recordings from DREAM BIG with Design:

  • From Landscape Architect to Educator: Arnaldo Cardona on Diversifying the Field w/ K-12 Education & Bilingual Special Education
    Learn what motivated Arnaldo Cardona, ASLA to become a landscape architect and a K-12 educator. Be inspired by his passion to introduce landscape architecture to young audiences. View past projects. Hear his advice for collaborating as a landscape educator.

  • Inviting Your Community to PLAY it Forward
    Learn how to engage children in the planning and design of outdoor spaces with Play it Forward with Shannon Gapp, ASLA and Dan Schmitt, ASLA.

  • Sensemaking and NGSS Session ASLA
    Explore how a lesson plan can support science learning for all by incorporating the criteria for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Design. In this session, the Chief Learning Officer of the National Science Teachers Association explores the importance of the Framework and NGSS Standards, key shifts in classroom teaching and learning, and the criteria for designing lessons to meet the NGSS.

  • DeafSpace, DeafScape, and Beyond: Universal Design in Landscape Architecture
    Although disabled people make up the largest global minority, they spend their lives adapting to the built environment, which limits human experience, inclusion, and participation in the public realm. Through the lens of DeafScape, Alexa Vaugh, ASLA leads a discussion on ways to design with the deaf community, and beyond, through universal design.

Please direct questions to Lisa J. Jennings, Senior Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity.

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