The International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA) is a global network of organizations and professionals working to enrich children’s learning and play by improving the way school grounds are designed and used. The wellbeing of children and the ecological diversity of their learning landscapes are intrinsically linked. The ISGA aims to support all schools in making the most of the opportunities excellent school grounds afford.
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- Become a member of the ISGA
- Join our LinkedIn group: "International School Grounds Alliance -- Public Forum"
- Read our news blog on this website
- "Like" ISGA on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter @ISchoolGroundsA
- Celebrate International School Grounds Month (#ISGM)
- Read about our 2013 conference
- Learn more about the ISGA and our member organizations
The Westerbeke Declaration on School Grounds is a collaboratively written document that expresses ISGA’s vision for the global school ground movement and guides our organization’s work. Follow this link to read the full text of the document and visit our blog for more information.
International School Grounds Month
Every year in May, ISGA celebrates school grounds with an annual event we call International School Grounds Month. It's open schools with students of all ages. We encourage teachers to take their students outside to enjoy their grounds for learning, play and community-building! Click HERE for more information about the event and to download free materials to assist your school with your own celebration, or use at any time of the year. We hope you will participate every year and report back to us about your International School Grounds Month celebrations so we may share your stories on our blog.
September 2016 in Sweden
September 2017 in Germany
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Nature School Conference, hosted by Evergreen in partnership with the ISGA, was a big success! Follow this link to the ISGA blog for a post conference summary and pictures of the event.
ISGA Press Release
As a result of our September 2011 conference held in the San Francisco Bay Area, a collaborative video was made. This short film entitled, "Voices from the International School Grounds Movement - California, 2011", is shown above. It includes interviews with leaders in the school ground movement in seven countries, and photographs of some of their loveliest school grounds in action.