Learning with the Land: A Case for Public Landscape Curricula - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Recorded On: 10/27/2023
Drawing parallels between two case studies in curriculum development in Memphis and New York City, this panel will discuss the benefits of forming educational partnerships to drive long-term social resilience in the communities where we design, work, and build, making a broader case for public landscape curricula.
- Learn about the social benefits of partnerships between design firms and educational institutions to co-develop curricula that does not traditionally fall within the scope of landscape projects.
- Explore contrasting approaches to outreach, place-based learning, designing landscapes with education in mind, and how curricula can function as tools for connecting with the communities landscapes serve.
- Examine curricula as tools to foster a spirit of advocacy, contribute to active workforce training, and build social resilience.
- Delve into specific strategies to implement curricula into school science programs and classrooms across contexts.
Brad Howe, ASLA, RLA
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Brad Howe, ASLA, RLA, is a Design Director at SCAPE. He leads design teams for a number of large-scale waterfront and resilience planning projects across the firm. His work focuses on creating ecologically vibrant waterfronts and public spaces, from complex, large-scale planning projects with extensive engagement to detailed site design.
Brad holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Science with Distinction from the University of Nebraska.
Ann M. Fraioli
Director of Education
Billion Oyster Project
Ann Fraioli is the Director of Education at Billion Oyster Project. Ann has an M. Ed. from Teachers College at Columbia University. Ann was a founding teacher of New York Harbor School in 2003, where she taught a field science class to freshmen for ten years before joining BOP in 2014 to write curriculum and train middle school teachers. In 2017 Ann transitioned into the role of Director of Education. Ann is a tall ship sailor, a Coast Guard licensed captain and a mother of two.
Director of Programming and Engagement
Memphis River Parks Partnership
Jasmine Stokes is the Director of Programming and Engagement for Memphis River Parks Partnership. She is responsible for all programs and engagement opportunities that connect visitors to the Memphis riverfront. Her work with the Partnership has helped educate the community on the Mississippi River ecosystem, move forward the legacy of Tom Lee and create welcoming spaces for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Originally from Southern California, Jasmine earned her Master’s degree from the University of Memphis and joined the Partnership shortly thereafter.
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