Why do we need risk in school grounds?
This is an online event
95 Robert St, Toronto, ON M5S 2K5, Canada
Do we overprotect our children? What are the daily experiences you had as a child on school grounds? What are we, as a society, offering children today on school grounds in terms of risk? This webinar will consider these questions, provide information on risk in school grounds, and how we can work as collective voice and take steps locally . Lisa and Anders will share some tools for talking to parents, educators and others about the importance of risk taking, and will provide examples of good play space design on children’s behaviour.
Lisa Howard is landscape architect the design firm, Bay Tree Design in Berkeley, California. Lisa is a Leadership Council member of the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA), and co-chair of the ISGA Risk Group. Lisa has been providing expertise in design of public, institutional, community and sustainable landscapes for over twenty years and has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley. She has traveled to over 200 children’s landscapes (parks, school grounds, adventure playgrounds, museums, and nature centers) in eight countries to learn of best practices, successes and failures.
Anders Wange Kjellsson is director of Naturskolan (The Nature School) in Lund, Sweden, in addition to being a Leadership Council member of the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA), co-chair of the ISGA Risk Group, and a specialist teacher in natural science. In line with the objectives laid out in Sweden’s National Curriculum, he plans and carries out education courses in natural science and ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) programmes for Lund District Council’s employees.
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