Take a minute to think about your average school playground here in LA.
Chances are what you’re envisioning more closely resembles a long-forgotten parking lot – a barren, treeless expanse of cracked blacktop that fades into a mirage as the sun beats down upon it. This is a far cry from a welcoming and hospitable environment for children to learn.
It doesn’t need to be like this.
Study after study has shown the importance of nature and green spaces in the lives of children – from improving memory and cognition, increasing attention span and lowering aggressive behavior, to protecting their developing bodies from harmful pollutants.… Read more >>