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NDAL Webinar: Designing Ecological Spaces for Children

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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This is part of the live, virtual education series, "Broadening our Landscape Vision: Ecology, Culture and Art" for home gardeners, educators and students presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This virtual series will explore ways to create landscapes that are ecologically healthy, easily managed and beautiful on residential and educational properties. These webinars will take place June - September.

See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

Designing Ecological Space for Children: Case STudies from the US & Denmark

Friday, July 9, noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT

Evidence abounds that children benefit from time spent in nature-based environments, yet concerns over safety and maintenance often result in standardized, single-purpose spaces. In this presentation, Willa Coughey will draw on research and case studies in the U.S. and Denmark to explore how schools, parks, playgrounds and the other spaces children occupy can support children’s development, cultivate independence and resilience, complement curriculum-based learning goals, increase time spent outside and fulfill vital ecological functions by introducing more nature to the children’s realm.

Instructor: Willa Caughey

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This course is part of the Home Gardeners Series. Members receive a discount when the discount code is applied.

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


July 9
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education