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What a Difference a Green Schoolyard Can Make

In Philadelphia, better parks and green schoolyards are improving underserved communities. Often the largest public properties in dense, park-poor neighborhoods, schoolyards present great opportunities to better connect schools to the communities they serve.

Green Schoolyards Are a Win for Kids, Communities and the Environment

The Kellogg Foundation’s Carla Thompson discusses the growing green schoolyard movement, the positive effects these spaces are having on communities all over the U.S. and future plans for innovation and expansion nationally.

Natural-terrain Schoolyards Reduce Children’s Stress, Says CU-Boulder Study

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Working on class assignments or gardening in such settings also...

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