Green Grounds Conference 2016

The conference was a great success!

The 220 participants from 16 different countries around the world took part in a number of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, both indoors and outdoors. They also made ​​field trips to exciting outdoor environments in Lund, Alnarp, Malmö and Copenhagen. All three days of the conference (12-14 Spetember) were blessed with wonderful sunny weather and high summer temperatures.

We would like to thank all of you who in various ways participated and helped to make the 5th International School Grounds Conference so successful. International cooperation is important and it became clear these days that the similarities between countries are greater than the differences. In all countries there is a need for nature as a basis for learning and good health.

Below you find material from the conference; presentations from Keynote speakers and Breakout sessions. Please download and share!

You also find a short film (12 min) in which seven people, all of whom are engaged in the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA), speak about why Green School Grounds - living landscapes - are important for children's play. They tell how consciously designed landscapes in preschool and school environments can give children and adults the opportunity to meet each other and with curiosity explore life and the world. The film gives an idea how space for plants and animals, can turn paved surfaces to sites that promote biodiversity. Green School Grounds plays a crucial role in urban sustainable development, an endeavor in which we are all involved.

To see and/or contribute with photos from the conference use #ISGA2016 on Instagram.

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