April 15, 2010

Don't forget the trees!

Leafy trees will become our saviors this summer, offering respite from the blazing sun. So let’s make sure we don’t forget to plant them in our playgrounds!

That’s the focus of tomorrow’s national webcast, “Trees at Playspaces,” brought to you by the Alliance for Community Trees. Our very own Director of Operations, Dave Flanigan, will be leading the webcast, as will Kathleen Ownby, the Executive Director of SPARK Park.

According to the Alliance for Community Trees, “Incorporating trees at playspaces improves the aesthetics, provides shade to reduce children's exposure to UV rays, and cleans the air to help prevent asthma and promote healthy lung function. By introducing nature into the play environment, trees can also spark children's imagination and creativity.”

Webcast attendees will learn about:

  • Incorporating landscaping and trees into playground construction plans.
  • Working with local partners to bring a KaBOOM! playground to your neighborhood.
  • Educating project funders about the importance of trees in playspaces.
  • Greening existing playgrounds in your neighborhood.
  • Children's activities and educational play involving trees and nature.

Join the webcast TODAY, April 15, from 1 - 2 p.m. EST. Register for Trees at Playspaces here.

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