Expanding Nature Experiences with Plants that Promote Play and Recreation
Plants increase community value in a number of ways beyond just their natural beauty. In this session, we’ll discover the many benefits that plants can provide communities, examine how a number of sites, from playgrounds to dog parks to bus shelters increased play and recreation value through the addition of key plants, and share tools to help parks, schools, and communities identify the unique benefits of a variety of plants to promote activity, imagination, sensory stimulation, and more. Attendees will come away with confidence on how to choose plants that will thrive in their region, and provide health, wellness, and recreation value for generations to come.
- Identify at least 10 benefits that exposure to nature can provide to enhance overall health and well-being
- Discover resources to augment public spaces with trees and plants for specific purposes like aroma, wildlife habitat, play opportunities, and more
- Identify, curate, and print site-specific lists of natural material to increase the health and wellness opportunities of public spaces.
Educational resources and continuing education certificates will be provided. CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (.1 IACET / 1 AIA LU / 1 LA CES PDH / 1 CM CREDIT). Learners receiving CEUs must meet the criteria for participation and achievement of learning objectives.