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Natural Play Environments

CEU Accreditation: LA CES, 1.5; APLD, 1.5

Presented by: John McConkey
Friday, February 8th - 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Course Description:

Landscape architects, park and recreation professionals, planners, designers and school administrators have an opportunity to create play spaces that encourage children and families to get outdoors, interact with their environment, learn about their natural surroundings, and encourage the reconnection between children and nature.

This education session will explore the range of natural play environments from wild spaces, to more planned, natural play and outdoor learning environments. We will identify the unique characteristics of each including programming options to maximize user participation and education and lastly, how and when safety and accessibility standards apply.


John McConkey, Market Research and Insights Manager at Landscape Structures brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, and offers a unique perspective on health, fitness and children's play on the playground. Since 2002, Mr. McConkey has researched and tracked societal trends and industry trends to help create solutions that address evolving customer needs. He develops and delivers ongoing continuing education programs around North America and outside the United States. The main focus of his recent programs include playground accessibility and inclusiveness, reconnecting kids with nature, designing playgrounds to maximize physical activity, and environmentally sustainable playground design.

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