DevelopingGreatSchoolyards20111025 – A Handbook for Elementary Schools by 21st Century Schools Fund
Association of Children’s Museums Kids Dig Dirt Green Paper – Outdoor Learning at Museums
NSTA (Boston) Outdoor Classroom Handout – A Couple of Case Studies (takes a minute to load)
School Lunch Initiative Evaluation 2010 – An Edible Schoolyard Program
Earth Science Literacy – The Big ideas in Earth Science Every Student Should Grasp
Getting Started (School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms) – Life Lab Science Program/Center for Ecoliteracy
Guide to Eco-Friendly Volunteering – From KaBoom
Outdoor Classroom Curriculum Ideas – Across Disciplines – Jeffers Foundation
Playwork_Primer – Guide for Playworkers by Alliance for Children
Sustainability Education – Overview of Sustainability Education
USP_sustainability_standards – K-12 Education for Sustainability Standards
ACGA Newsletter – American Community Gardening Association on School Gardens
Children & Nature Studies – An Annotated List of Education Studies from C&NN
C&NNHealthBenefits – An Annotated List of Children/Outdoors Health Studies
FOSS newsletter – Using School Gardens for Academics
ChildrenNatureStrategicPlan – Good Sample Strategic Plan by Bay Area Collaborative
Rethinking_school_lunch_guide – Supporting School Food Gardens/Center for Ecoliteracy
SchoolyardCommunity Process – Community Organizing in Urban Low Income Neighborhoods.
NFWS Schoolyard Habitat Guide – A Soup to Nuts Guide to Organizing, Designing, Installing and Sustaining a Schoolyard Habitat Area.
Back to School full report– A recent report from the National Wildlife Federation that discusses the value of children getting outside and the impact this has upon their academic achievement.
Schoolyards for Secondary Schools (UK) – A Report from the United Kingdom on planning the use of school grounds for older students.
Re-imagining outdoor_learning_spaces (UK) – A FutureLab Report from the United Kingdom on designing outdoor learning areas.
Boston Schoolyard Initiative – Designing Schoolyards & Building Community – An overview of a successful public/private partnership.
U.S. Plant Heat Zone Map – A colorful climatic temperature map of the U.S. for guidance when planting.
Boston Schoolyards Pictorial – An overview slideshow of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative in .pdf format.
Schoolyard Learning and Play Malone & Trantner – Summary of an article in Children, Youth and Environment Journal w/ link to full text.
Transforming Inner City School Grounds Brink & Yost – CY&E article on the Learning Landscapes partnership in Denver, Colorado.
Denver_Play Plan – Master Plan for Making Denver a Child Friendly City.
LAMagJHoward – An Article from Landscape Architecture Magazine on the Boston Schoolyard Initiative.
A Child’s Garden of Standards California – California School Gardens and Educational Standards (Grades 2-6).
Building for Life – Kellert – Children’s Need to Interact with Nature.
Children & Nature Movement – Richard Louv & Friends Battle Nature Deficit Disorder.
DCSG Testimony District of Columbia – Testimony Before Washington DC Board of Education.
EDC & BSFC Schoolyard Learning Review – Research Survey on Schoolyard Learning.
Experiential Learning Anthology – Anthology of Articles from Journal of Experiential Education.
GIS Analysis of schoolyard groundcover Schulman & Peters – GIS Analysis Boston, Detroit & Baltimore Schoolyard Landcover.
Healthy Planet Healthy Children Moore & Marcus – Children, Biophilia, and the Design of Outdoor Spaces.
How to Start School Garden Baltimore – Practical Advice on Creating a School Garden.
Learning Through Landscapes Britain – An Approach to Schoolyard Development in the U.K.
NJ Schoolyards Planning & Design – Recommendations for Improving Schoolyards in New Jersey.
OCED Paper An American City – Boston – Schoolyard Paper Presented at International Conference.
Outdoor Settings Playing Learning Moore – Design Wisdom from Robin Moore.
Planning School Grounds Wagner – Overview of Planning Improvements to School Grounds.
Schoolyard Habitat Arizona – Guide to Installing Schoolyard Habitats.