Risk Management at Nature Play and Learning Areas: A Risk Analysis Approach

Registration Eligibility
ASLA online learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
09/18/2016
End Date
09/17/2018
Description
Risk management is a paramount issue in the design of nature play and learning areas. This presentation provides background on the dominant standards-based approach to risk management in children’s play areas, considers its application to nature play areas, then presents an alternative approach to risk management based on analysis of actual risk. The presenter is a coauthor of the recently released guide for the design of nature play and learning areas, Nature Play & Learning: creating spaces where children engage with nature.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
• Understand the historical development of the current standards-based approach to risk management in children’s play settings.
• Understand and be able to accurately use technical terms such as ‘hazard’ and ‘risk.’
• Be prepared to converse with local legal authorities to determine applicable design standards and liability standards for nature play areas
• Understand the core elements of a risk-based risk management protocol.
Instructors
Allen Cooper, National Wildlife Federation
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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