Living Schoolyards Presentation in Petaluma

 

Hi all,

I highly recommend Sharon Dank’s presentation on living schoolyards from around the world.

You can RSVP below!!’

Laurel

 

JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGING CONVERSATION about Living Schoolyards!

April 20, 2016 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Valley Vista School | 730 North Webster | Petaluma, CA

 

California is celebrating its second statewide “Living Schoolyard

Month” this May—shining a spotlight on school grounds as places to

bring curriculum to life with hands-on lessons and connect children

with nature on a daily basis. Living schoolyards also improve students’

health, provide creative play options, engage communities, and repair

urban ecological systems at the same time.

Please join us for an inspiring slideshow about the ways in which

innovative school districts around the world are using their land to

create engaging, educational spaces for children while also improving

the local environment. After the presentation we will have a lively

discussion—with participation from the audience—to explore how to

create living schoolyards across Petaluma that dovetail with existing

educational programs and regional ecological planning efforts.

VISITING SPEAKER

Sharon Danks is CEO of Green Schoolyards America, based in

Berkeley, CA, and the author of the book Asphalt to Ecosystems. Over

the last fifteen years, her professional work and passion have focused

on transforming school grounds into vibrant public spaces that reflect

and enhance local ecology, engage the community, and nurture

children as they learn and play. Her current work focuses on scaling

up the green schoolyard movement and integrating school ground

design with green urban infrastructure planning.

FREE EVENT | PLEASE RSVP

This event is offered free of charge. Please RSVP using this link:

http://bit.ly/1T85Yvz

Questions? Contact Principal Catina Haugen at 707-778-4762

For more information about Living Schoolyard Month,

and to download the free Activity Guide for schools shown

above, please visit greenschoolyards.org

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