Great article, well researched, on the importance of natural play areas at schoolOctober 14, 2008
Leave No Child Inside Summit ’08 Notes: Getting Young Staff to Embrace the MovementOctober 15, 2008
Finding Places to Play with Web 2.0
Group members: Jody Dzuranin
- Use Web 2.0 tools (Stuff on the Web that is conversational, such as blogs, social networks, etc) to inform, engage and excite people about opportunities to enjoy nature
Share Best Practices – Twitter, blogs, bright kite, utterli, Flickr
Create wide scale city scavenger hunts (geocaching). Use city-specific “bugs” to create buzz and engagement. Each school creates its own mini map with areas of interest, nearby nature & historical info.
Next steps for this small group:
Raise awareness of resources like greatercolumbusgreenmap.org; centralohiogreenways.com; Dublin Riverboxes; camps available for groups; Backyard field trips on school grounds
Recommendations to Steering Committee:
- Compile and organize information about locations, activities, events and groups in a user-friendlt way online
Have each school designate interesting spots within a 10 minutes walk = sense of place.