Green Schoolyards Resource Hub
This resource hub contains tools for municipal leaders, administrators, school staff, parents and community members to advocate for, implement, fully use and steward citywide or school district-wide green schoolyard programs.
Resources are presented in sequential order—starting with tools to help you “Make the Case” for green schoolyards in your community—but we encourage you to move through resource categories according to where you are in your green schoolyard development process.
Making the Case
Sustainable funding is key to ensuring that your green schoolyards program is able to be successful. Here are some of the ways that cities around the U.S. have funded their green schoolyards programs.
Implementing a green schoolyards program can make a policy easier to enact. Does your city, town or school district have the following policies that a green schoolyard program could support?
Likely and not-so-likely partners are essential to making a green schoolyard program evolve from a good idea into a program implemented with abundant use and stewardship. Highlighted here are the partnerships that have worked in existing green schoolyard programs.
Design the Schoolyard
Designing with and for the entire school community is more successful and more meaningful when the users have a voice in the process. Learn how others have approached green schoolyard design here.
Activate for Learning
USE IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME
Manage the Space
Evaluate the Impact
How do you know that your green schoolyard program is making the impact that your partners and funders are seeking? Several tools are available to support you in collecting data before and after a green schoolyard transformation.
Download the Green Schoolyards infographics in full color or black and white.
Green Schoolyards and Academic Outcomes
Green Schoolyards and Beneficial Play
Green Schoolyards and Physical Activity