8 ways to encourage nature play in playgrounds

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Webinar details


4 October

Time (Eastern - US)



60 minutes






Nature Play

Webinar description

Nature Deficit Disorder is a term coined to describe the deprivation of nature exposure and experience. Research states that nature experiences are hugely beneficial for a child's health and well-being, but many children growing up in an urban environment are deprived of basic nature-related life skills.

Join this webinar to learn about the natural experiences children need to grow, the ways design can support this, and also when space is limited, and experience fascinating cases of natural play environments in cities and schools with play equipment that complements the surroundings.

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Presented by

Jeanette Fich Jespersen

Head of KOMPAN Play Institute

As head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in researching, developing, and advocating playground play. Jeanette has served on the scientific and organizing boards of several international conferences on child-friendly city planning. Jeanette has authored and co-authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal play design, and child development.

Head of the KOMPAN Play Institute Jeanette Fich Jespersen

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