SUN-A04: Playing in Nature! Professional Risks Associated with Design of Nature Play Areas

Start Date
10/21/2018
End Date
10/21/2018
Description
The burgeoning children and nature movement has resulted in requests for professional services in implementing nature play areas. However, designers may hesitate because of professional liability concerns. The panel will present evidence supporting nature play and share insights into designing, implementing, and managing a range of nature play models.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand research findings supporting the child development impacts of nature play and learning. 2. Analyze the strengths and limitations of different models of nature play space design. 3. Learn how to respond to liability concerns for natural play and learning environments. 4. Become conversant with key precedents and considerations for designing, building, and managing nature play areas.
Instructors
Brad McCauley, ASLA; Robin C.. Moore, Hon. ASLA; Hana Ishikawa, AIA; Eric Singer, n/a;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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