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Outdoor learning environments are on the rise for botanical gardens, arboretums, and parks in place of playgrounds. The session begins with matters of context and essential elements, then explores three real world case studies to see what has worked and what has not for one of today’s most discerning user groups.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Identify the essential elements needed in an outdoor learning environment.
Examine the growing trend of outdoor learning environments in public gardens.
Distill examples from case studies of what is effective for outdoor learning.
Define design techniques that connect the user groups to a local sense of place.
Lolly Tai, Gary Smith, Conners Ladner, Lisa Horne
American Society of Landscape Architects