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. Learning Objectives:
Understand research findings supporting the child development impacts of nature play and learning.
Analyze the strengths and limitations of different models of nature play space design.
Learn how to respond to liability concerns for natural play and learning environments.
Become conversant with key precedents and considerations for designing, building, and managing nature play areas.