Green Schoolyards

The green schoolyard movement is about transforming school grounds into natural environments for the health and enrichment of children and for the stewardship of the environment in our communities. A green schoolyard might include a learning garden, an outdoor classroom, wildlife habitat and/or natural spaces for free play and exploration.

A Gatewood teacher referred me to the book Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation by Sharon Gamson Danks, an inspirational read full of examples and photos of green schoolyards around the world. There are copies at the Seattle Public Library.

Links to organizations that relate to the green schoolyard movement can be found under Resources.