Inspiring Precedents

Explore Model Programs

The articles and videos in this section explore exemplary green schoolyard case studies, with multi-faceted programs that engage outdoor learning, creative play, schoolyard ecology and the school community.


Turning Nature into Classrooms
A video about Rosa Parks Elementary's green schoolyard.

Voices from the International School Grounds Movement
Narratives from leaders in the International School Grounds Movement.


It Takes a Village 
by Sharon Danks

In Berkeley, California, the school community at Rosa Parks Elementary collaborated to develop an engaging green schoolyard.

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Courtyard Oases  
by Sharon Danks

This article explores how three schools place ecological literacy at the heart of their schools.

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Stewardship Begins at School
by Sharon Danks

In England, a superb example of an ecological schoolyard.  

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