Inspiring Play: Low-Cost Options to Renew & Transform Asphalt Playgrounds

Start Date
02/01/2018
End Date
02/01/2020
Description
Time spent on the playground has positive effects on students’ mental wellness, physical health, and academic performance, yet too many playgrounds consist of dark, hot, boring asphalt. This course presents the benefits of low-cost, water-based acrylic coatings to renew and rejuvenate playground surfaces. These solar reflective coatings help protect asphalt and keep it significantly cooler while transforming dull play surfaces into safe, fun, and engaging spaces.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Summarize playground and schoolyard renovation case studies from a diverse range of U.S. geographies that focus on enhancing asphalt surfaces with environmentally-friendly, water-based coatings.
Discuss the importance of play for physical, mental, and social development and how asphalt coating options can encourage activity on playgrounds through engaging designs and cooler surface temperatures.
Identify the performance benefits and contributions to environmental and human health of water-based, cool pavement coatings for asphalt surfaces.
Describe the considerations and application procedures to ensure the best performance of water-based pavement coatings that protect, cool, and enhance asphalt surfaces.
Instructors
Kate Emery, GAF , Marketing Manager—Commercial Marketing
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Course Codes
AEC1081
Provider
AEC Daily Corporation


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