April 13, 2021
3:30 – 6:00 pm Pacific
Greening of Schoolyards – Engaging Outdoor Learning Spaces
Rethink school campuses to use the entire campus setting to engage students, staff and neighborhoods with dynamic spaces & features to increase play, learning and wellness opportunities. These landscape architects will share examples of local and regional projects that transform traditional school campuses into vibrant spaces that can be used to support a wide range of curricula goals, including social-emotional learning, as well as creating exciting neighborhood spaces to be used after school hours. We will discuss planning opportunities, program goals, project benefits and design considerations for successful projects that are sustainable for years to come.
- Jane Tesner Kleiner, RLA, nature+play designs, Owner & Principal
- Ben Johnson, PLA, Greenworks, Senior Landscape Architect
- Michelle Mathis, PLA, Learning Landscape, Owner
Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Registration closes at 9 am April 13th. Airmeet link will be sent shortly after registration closes.
Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition
, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen
for more information.