Schoolyard Habitats and Nature Play Spaces

April 6, 2017

Join Sandi Olek, Senior Policy Advisor for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Craig Johnson, Director of Interpret Green & Neighborhood Nature Works in Pennsylvania, as they explore the creation of wildlife habitat and nature play spaces for schoolyards, playgrounds, and parks. They will share research on the benefits of natural play and best practices from schools and other facilities that have incorporated nature play and habitat gardens into their grounds.

Case studies will cover how to enhance outdoor play spaces with bird feeders, bird houses, butterfly houses, bat houses, nature cams, weather stations, nature observation tools, and interactive education programs

Participants will learn how to engage children in multiple types of activities within a beautiful, safe and instructive habitat environment.

 

 

 

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