PlayCore and the Children & Nature Network joined forces to raise awareness and help scale the implementation of green schoolyards. Today, they continue this collaborative partnership with a new resource, the Growing Green Schoolyards Executive Summary. The brochure features initial research findings from a national survey and best practice design principles to continue momentum in the green schoolyards movement.
The Children & Nature Network defines green schoolyards as multi-functional school grounds designed for and by the school community that offer places for students, teachers, parents, and community members to play, learn, explore, and grow. Many partners have come together across the country to create and advance the vision that all U.S. communities offer access to green schoolyards by 2050 to enhance children’s healthy development, community wellbeing and positive environmental impacts. Our partnership is presenting this executive summary on design principles that will be followed-up by a larger resource with case studies in 2020.
Download the resource today to read more about:
- Reasons to invest, needed resources, and helpful tools insights from the survey
- The eight best practice design principles and their key benefits for children
- Resources for action and advocacy
PlayCore Research and Health & Wellness Advisor, Dr. Russ Carson adds, “We are excited about the release of this publication to support the green schoolyards movement. National survey results showcase the growing interest in green schoolyards and support for evidence-based planning and design principles that reaffirm the Green Schoolyard Action Agenda’s vision and goals.”