Nature Play meets Accessible Play
Ellen Hopkins Elementary School wishes to enhance nature play on its campus, and specifically focus on accessibility for those with physical disabilities. This builds on NWRSDP’s portfolio of design projects connecting children and nature with its partners at the Design for Community Resilience program at the Center for Sustainable Building Research in the College of Design.
- Virajita Singh - College of Design, Center for Sustainable Building Research
- Alexander Thill, Graduate Student in Landscape Architecture
- Heather Nesemeier, President, Ellen Hopkins Elementary School PTAC
- Ryan LaDage, Principal, Ellen Hopkins Elementary School
- Bob Backman, Northwest Regional Partnerships Board Member
- Christine Holland, Executive Director, River Keepers
- Heidi Durand, City Council Member, City of Moorhead
- Jesse Riley, Urban Ecological Advisor
- Jessica Creuzer, Project Coordinator, River Keepers
- Jonee Kulman Brigham, Senior Research Fellow, Institute on the Environment,University of Minnesota; Artist, Full Spring Studio LLC
- Joshua Kukowski, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
- Rose Clarke, Community Outreach Corps, University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP
- NW Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
- Design process for accessible natural play area
- Create awareness about accessibility as it relates to play areas and the value of nature play.
- Design a nature play area at Ellen Hopkins, enhancing improvements in playground and school garden.
- Implement initial steps of a multi-phase project as a tangible example and demonstration of accessible nature play.
IonE mini-grant $2500
Project Start Date: 1/1/2016
Project End Date: 5/31/2016
Last updated 2/23/2017