The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.
This month's AIA CAE K12 subcommittee call included a wealth of information from Jaime Zaplatosch, Director for Children and Nature Network and Melissa Turnbaugh, Principal at PBK, on green schoolyards and the host of benefits for learning, health & wellness, community and the environment. The presentation covered green schoolyard basics, resources, case studies of district-wide programs around the country and touched on outdoor learning during COVID19. A rich and relevant conversation, Jaime brought forward a wealth of resources developed by the Children and Nature Network that might help us all better implement city-wide, equity-based program development across the U.S. Including building partnerships, as well as the creative development and use of green space to support thriving communities. Check them out!
National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative resourceResearch Library, an open source for data-driven designGrowing Green Schoolyards Hub, resources to support a 3-stage process for building and sustaining successful green schoolyards programsAdvocacy Toolkit, to help you and your allies confidently "make the case" for green schoolyardsGreen Schoolyards Action Agenda, Increasing equitable access to nature's benefits in schoolyards across the U.S.Implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Schoolyards, report commissioned by the green infrastructure leadership exchangeWe are always looking for ideas and topics for our discussions. Let us know your thoughts.Lastly, we hope you can join us for another engaging topic on December 02 at 11am PST!Go-To Meeting You can also dial in using your phone.United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 , United States: +1 (571) 317-3117 Access Code: 162-053-373