Dallas, PA (PRWEB) April 05, 2014
Award winning consultants and internationally acclaimed public speakers Adam and Jill Bienenstock will be hosting an interactive 3D modeling workshop which will focus on natural playground design theory and practice at the Hildebrandt Learning Centers’ Headquarters in Dallas, PA on Tuesday, April 8th.
This workshop, “Natural Playgrounds,” teaches how to justify, design, build, and maintain natural playgrounds and how to negotiate through the labyrinth of applicable standards and building codes. Using scaled sand modeling and a collaborative approach, center directors will get their hands dirty and play outside before discussing designs of outdoor play spaces.
“Natural Playgrounds” will help the center directors to understand the importance of connecting children to nature and also share the vital research behind it. In turn, directors will share information and activities that will enable teachers to view and use their playground as an additional learning environment. The outdoors is an extension of the classroom where all areas of the curriculum can be explored bigger, louder and messier. This hands on workshop will emphasize making the most of existing outdoor environments while providing directors with simple “down and dirty” ideas and strategies to connect children and reconnect teachers to their natural surroundings.
By breaking down barriers that limit a child’s connectivity to their natural world, participants will learn how to enable and facilitate optimal child development as well as develop the next generation of environmental stewards.