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Issue 3: Education for Community Building

Resources for Ecological Schoolyards

Photo Courtesy of the Wilderness Awareness School

Children's Landscape, Norway


Excellent content, links, and photographs from school and playground projects around the world.



A green school grounds program run by the Foundation for Environmental Education, a European organization with branches in 21 countries.

EcoSchool Design


Extensive links to resources and case studies for all types of ecological school ground projects.


355 Adelaide Street West, Fifth Floor

Toronto, Ontario

M5V 1S2

Call toll free: 1-888-426-3138

Tel: 416-596-1495

Fax: 416-596-1443



Canadian national nonprofit with "a mandate to bring nature to our cities." Evergreen's Learning Grounds program applies to this idea to school grounds. Excellent publications.

Green Teacher Magazine

PO Box 452

Niagara Falls, NY 14304-0452

T: 416 960 1244, F: 416 925 3474



"A magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels." Many articles focus on school grounds.

Kidsgardening, National Gardening Association


1100 Dorset Street

South Burlington, VT 05403

Phone: 800-538-7476 (800-LETSGRO)

Fax: 802-864-6889

Kidsgardening Manager: barbara@garden.org

A website sponsored by the National Gardening Association, dedicated to greening schoolyards through school gardens and related composting programs. Useful related curriculum ideas.

Learning Through Landscapes

3rd Floor

Southside Offices

The Law Courts


SO23 9DL

T: 01962 845811



Nonprofit membership organization working to improve school grounds in the United Kingdom. Encourages schools to develop multifaceted outdoor teaching resources. Outstanding publications available through website.

Natural Learning Initiative

College of Design

200 Pullen Road

NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7701, USA


919-515-8344/5 voice

919-515-7330 fax


Started by landscape architect and author Robin Moore at North Carolina State University. Site offers showcase projects, training for educators, publications, and other resources.

North American Association for Environmental Education

2000 P Street NW, Suite 540

Washington DC 20036

Tel: (202) 419-0412 ~ Fax: (202) 419-0415


A network of environmental education professionals and students in North America. Hosts annual environmental education conferences and publishes related materials.

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats, National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

11100 Wildlife Center Drive

Reston, VA 20190-5362



This program encourages schools to construct and enhance wildlife habitats on their grounds. They also offer a certification program for schoolyard habitats.

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