Green Schoolyards Webinar Archive
Designing Green Schoolyards – With and For the School Community
DATE: October 15, 2018
TIME: 12pm – 1pm Central Time
Designing green schoolyards for and by the school community can take many forms. Join us on ## to hear how Learning Landscapes in Plumas County, CA, Trust for Public Land in New York City, and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in Ontario, Canada collect their school communities input when creating their green schoolyards. We’ll learn about their programs, techniques and what tools they use during this webinar.
Educating in the Outdoors
DATE: June 6, 2018
TIME: 12pm – 1pm Central Time
Green schoolyards inspire children to be more active, attentive and inquisitive, while decreasing stress and anxiety, elevating mood, and improving social emotional development. Green, multi-functional schoolyards also inherently serve as an ideal venue for hands-on learning across subjects, building knowledge through sensory exploration and experiential discovery.
Jeanne McCarty with REAL School Gardens and Anna Dutke from Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools in Minnesota, will talk about how their programs successfully activate the schoolyard to help students and teachers reap all of these benefits (and many more) during school hours.
Productive Partnerships for Green Schoolyards
DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
TIME: 1pm – 2pm Central Time
Partnerships are key for funding, implementing, scaling and sustaining successful and systemic green schoolyards programs. Join us to discover how very different partnership models developed to advance green schoolyards in 3 cities: Houston, TX; Denver, CO and Chicago, IL. We’ll be joined by Kathleen Ownby (Spark Park), Lois Brink (Learning Landscapes), and Meg Kelly (Healthy Schools Campaign) during the second webinar of our Green Schoolyards series.
Green Schoolyards Overview and Green Infrastructure Features on Schoolyards
This webinar, originally held for a group in Madison, WI, provides an overview of green schoolyards initiatives. Tom Price, P.E., Principal Civil Engineer and Hydrologist at Conservation Design Forum, focuses on stormwater capture and green infrastructure features that enhance the beauty and function of green schoolyards.
Tuesday, January 16, 2017 5:30 PM
Please note: the video will open into the Anymeeting player -the platform that we used for the webinar. It may take a few moments to load.
C&NN’s New Green Schoolyard Resource Hub: How to Advance Efforts in Your City
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM
The new Green Schoolyards 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. Join us during this webinar for a walk through of this new online tool —starting with tools to help you “Make the Case” for green schoolyards in your community all the way through to evaluating your program. Bring your green schoolyard questions – we’ll save ample time for you to engage with our staff.
Please note: the video will open into the Anymeeting player -the platform that we used for the webinar. It may take a few moments to load. The webinar gets started at about the 3 min 30 sec mark of the video.
Teach, Learn, Grow: The Value of Green Infrastructure in Schoolyards
October 11, 2017
Schools across the United States are among the most fertile grounds for green infrastructure implementation. Demonstration projects in schoolyards are living laboratories that can provide water quality benefits, create wildlife habitat, and acquaint future generations with the importance of responsible stormwater management. In this webcast, speakers from Green Schoolyards America, the Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center, and The Children & Nature Network discuss the multiple benefits of integrating green infrastructure practices into America’s schoolyards, and provide attendees with on-the-ground case studies and tools that can be used to create or enhance green schoolyard initiatives in their own communities.
Please note: the video will open into a Youtube player.