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Your Natural Playscape Makeover

Monday September 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

natural playscapes

Presented by Rusty Keeler, Playscape designer, author, and speaker
Sponsored by Gryphon House


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Watch this webinar to inspire you to think about your outdoor play spaces in new ways and empower you to make changes to your environments no matter the size of the yard or budget.

Playscape designer Rusty Keeler led an exploration of how to reconnect children to nature through play. Rusty also discussed how to design spaces that stimulate the senses and tickle the imagination. He shared examples from around the world that will help spark ideas to transform your yards and bring in all the good stuff — trees, gardens, hills, sand, water, mud, loose parts, challenge, risk, and adventure.

Educators and administrators looking for natural playscape ideas for infants and toddlers through preK as well as elementary grades and beyond will benefit from this recorded session.

Rusty Keeler Rusty Keeler is a play space designer who has worked over the past 20 years with hundreds of community, school, parks, university, and child care leaders to dream, design, and construct beautiful outdoor environments for children in more than 30 states and throughout Canada, Europe, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He is one of the pioneers in the movement to reconnect children to nature, and his designs reflect his sincere desire to create a more beautiful world in which to grow and explore. Rusty is the author of the book Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul and Seasons of Play. He is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter at conferences, communities, and colleges worldwide. For more about Rusty, visit or follow him on Twitter @earthplay.



gryphon-houseGryphon House, Inc. is an award-winning publisher of early childhood resources for teachers and parents.

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